Hey guys! One of my goals this year is consistency, specifically with posting on my blog. I was talking to my cousin last night (Hey Jazmine!) about the need to post daily. I spent some time working through the series that are continuing in the New Year and what reviews I can do, and I realized something. Besides the fact that I feel like my recent bout with a lack of motivation is coming to an end (thanks to therapy and St. John’s Wort), nothing has changed because I had not built the habit of posting daily. And thanks to Year of Healthy, I now realize how essential habits are. What if I pushed myself to create a simple daily post? Maybe write a sentence or two about something interesting in my daily reading or share a podcast I listened to. It doesn’t have to be a major blog post. I was so overthinking it like normal. That is where Rhenáe’s Randoms came from. I hope you enjoy them! Join me in the comments to continue the conversation.
Mediums and Christians
My morning Bible reading was 2 Kings 21, 2 Chronicles 33, the book of Nahum, and the book of Zephaniah. (Check out my posts on me reading through full books of the Bible.) My baby sister later shared with me about a pretty high profile Christian couple who visited a medium. She had a question about if going to see a medium was witchcraft. Well, because God is an all-knowing God, I was able to reference a scripture from my reading this morning about King Manasseh in Jerusalem.
He passed his sons through the fire in Ben Hinnom Valley. He practiced witchcraft, divination, and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did a huge amount of evil in the Lord’s sight, angering him. – 2 Chronicles 33:6 CSB
No judgment against this couple for visiting a medium, but when we know better, we do better. I feel like this is the benefit of reading my Bible daily. Everyone may be going to get their fortune told, but as a follower of Christ, my faith is NOT in them or their words. My future is squarely in Christ’s hands. My sister then asked how the medium was able to tell them the truth? Simple, just because it is evil and we shouldn’t follow them, doesn’t mean it’s not real. Demons are real. The devil was a falling angel. Demonic spirits can possess people. I’m not about to rely on those spirits. I’m going to rely on the HOLY Spirit.