Smiling Faces, Cozy Sweaters, Stolen Heart

This is a dangerous time of year for me. All the advertisements, commercials, and catalogs tempt me. They tempt me to buy things I don’t need, but more significantly, they tempt me to believe that the items they are selling will satisfy me. They are so subtle and pervasive. Subtle in the sense that most of them don’t come right out and say, “Buy this and you will find happiness and contentment,” but that is what I begin to believe the more I see people with smiling faces, cozy sweaters, and perfectly designed and decorated homes. I am at risk. My heart is easily stolen. When Jesus was tempted, he used God’s word as a sword. I’m giving this a try. I’m hanging two different verses in a few places where I see them frequently (my office, my car, my kitchen wall, and on my phone wallpaper) during this time:


Psalm 119:37


 Proverbs 4:23

Are you especially tempted by something this time of year?

Is there a verse you could hang onto that will help you stand firm?

Published by kellyefabian

Author of Sacred Questions: A Transformative Journey Through the Bible. Follower of Jesus. Mom. Wife. Friend. Pastor. Writer. Scholar. Reader.

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