I always had a problem with superstitions, most of them are made up from various cultures and old wives tales. I remember a time as a little girl my mother invited a family friend to visit. Remember back in the day when children had to play in another room while grown folks were talking. I could not wait to get out that room! My fast tail decided sneak in the kitchen to get something to eat. On the way back I dropped my plate on the floor. I quickly tried to clean up my mess, but my mother’s friend came in the kitchen and flipped out!
She frantically asked me to stay away from her feet. She believed if I accidentally touched her with the broom, she would be doomed with bad luck for years. Crazy right? Or how about the superstition that everyone talks about the most. Ready ladies? do not! I repeat, do not! put your pocketbook on the floor. People who are superstitious believe that you’ll be cursed financially for the rest of your life. Absurd right? Let’s just say it’s not lady like to leave your bag on the floor. That would be a better concept.
Anyway, I’m still waiting for someone to explain these false chain messages going around. I recently received a message that had a cartoon drawing of Jesus. The message read, “Stop! I’m Jesus, if you need me type yes or amen so you can receive a life changing blessing tomorrow.” Haha! I’m amused. Apparently when I send the message to eight of my friends, God will bless me with something I’ve been praying about. I also received message with a picture of a rose. I was instructed to send the rose to eight of my friends so I can get a financial breakthrough. Who ever reaps a harvest from doing this please send me an email. I’m curious to know how all this magic message stuff is working out for you.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be given to you as well.” So when we put God first by obeying his word He promised to supply all our needs.
Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The bible says, GIVE not send a picture of a rose to your friends. God tells us to give by paying our tithes and giving a sacrificial offering, then we will reap what we sow.
When we believe in superstitions we put our faith in a source other than God. For instance reading the horoscope, the astrologer becomes the source. Can astrologers predict your future? Absolutely not! It’s the Lord who knows the plans he has for you. Astrologers are not led by the Holy Spirit. So where do you think they get their information? Hmm. In the book of Daniel there were astrologers that could not tell king Nebuchadnezzar about his dream, but there was a prophet named Daniel who was able to explain the kings dream clearly.
Daniel received divine revelation from God during his time in prayer. Psalm 25:14 says, God advises those who honor him. He reveals to them the intent of his promise. God already promised to bless us, we just have to obey his word. So, the next time you’re tempted to participate in a chain message trust God instead.
Seek Godly counsel and read the bible to find out what God says about your future. Always remember we serve a Sovereign God, not a genie in a bottle. Scripture: Daniel 4:7-9, Jeremiah 29:11