Friday, March 6

Looks Can Be Deceiving by Chantea M. Williams

Looks Can Be Deceiving by Chantea M. Williams
Ministry Leader Greater Working Women Ministries

Matthew 23:28 (NKJV)

Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are
full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Many of us have saw what looked like a good thing but as we got closer we realized that it was just the opposite. The same is true with people. We have mastered the "I got it all together" look when in fact we are broken in so many pieces that it can't be counted. Our religious leaders are accessorized with the best of the best but their lifestyle doesn't match what preach and teach about. We still have modern day Pharisees present with us. The ones who are more concerned with a title and a position than they are the true ministry of a believer. Looks can be deceiving.

We live in a world now where everyone is a "life expert or coach" but they know nothing about the word of God. The sad part is there are many Christians who follow after them. They haven't experienced 2 Timothy 2:15. This world has tricked us into thinking that if it looks good then
it should be good for us but I can hear an old, wise mother saying, looks can be deceiving. When did we get to the point where looks become everything? We no longer observe the heart of a person to see if they are genuine we just go with what looks good.

Eve looked at the fruit and it looked good but it cost her and Adam divine connection. Delilah looked good to Samson but it cost him his life. Money looked good to Ananias and Sapphira but it cost them their life. Our costs becomes greater when we lose sight of what is really important. We have put on a form of godliness but our hearts are far from God. Christians aren't suppose to be deceiving. We are suppose to be a drawing force for the lost. We are suppose to be encouragers. We are suppose to imitate Christ. Let us examine ourselves and see if we are telling a conflicting story of what a Christian is all about.

Father, reveal to me any area of my life where I may be deceiving others on what a Christian is truly about. Help me to be a drawing force for those who don't know You or just need a little encouragement. Holy Spirit begin moving in me right now. Holy Spirit begin changing me right
now. Holy Spirit begin filling me right now. I declare a new thing is being done in me for the glory of God right now. Thank you Jesus for the newness of life. Thank you Jesus for a restored life. Thank you Jesus for a justified life. Make me over Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen!

Meet the Author
Chantea M. Williams
is a Christian writer, Bible teacher and speaker who loves encouraging women to become greater through the word of God. Through her gifts, God created the Greater Working Women Ministries. They strive to encourage, empower and equip women from all walks of life to live out their God-given purpose with holy boldness.  She has also launched her teen mom mentoring program, I Am Still Somebody™. One of her many passions is baking, especially during the holidays.

Check out her newly released book  The Greater Working Woman Prayer Book, Volume 1 and The Greater Working Woman Prayer Devotional, Volume 1. Don’t miss her upcoming book series for teen mothers.

Chantea M. Williams, Ministry Leader Greater Working Women Ministries

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