Good-Bye Fortune Cookies
When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.
He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard.
He will tell you about the future. John 16:13 NLT
Over the years, I have collected the little slip of paper from the Fortune Cookies. Whenever, I would eat out because I thought they were cute. The other day, after someone asked me what were my thoughts about psychic reading because they were considering having one done. In responding, to the person, I wanted to make sure I included the word of God to back up what I said. So, as I seeked Him to give me the correct response to handle this situation. What came into my spirit was: Coasta what about your fortune cookie stash? It's the same thing; you need get rid of it. I was like ah... well I just thought they were fun...but now I'm feeling convicted for keeping those things. So, after I took the above picture; in the trash they went. Though, it may not have been harmful. When I started collecting them years ago... at that time I did look at it as a boost of encouragement and hope for my future. Instead of God's word. I started collecting them and then formed a habit. Every time, I go to Asian restaurant and get a fortune cookie I hardly ever eat the cookie. I just open it up to see what's inside. If it's something good. I keep; if not I trash. Ha. It made me think about the word of God.... how if it's something good we like. BUT when God say's something not pleasing to our flesh. We don't want to hear it. I was like WOW all of this ... just to answer a question. Like Really Lord! ;-)
It brought me to this conclusion. Though, it seemed harmless it could be hazardous to ones soul. How because if one simply just relied on that little cookie for Revelation of their future. They would be missing out on all the GREAT things that God has for them in their life. The Revelation for their future, needs to come from God and His word and not some little fortune cookie.
Same thing applies in regards, to relying on Horoscope readings. In my younger days, I read my Horoscope reading everyday and guided my day by it. Did I do the same in regards to God's word? Nope.
It's amazing how we can give our attention and turn our minds to other things [other Gods] and it has so much power over our lives then the Word of GOD. Amazing. We give them more Authority by believing in them over our lives then the Word of God.
You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3
What an eye opener. I no longer read Horoscopes and now I will no longer read those little fortune cookies. They have no value to my life; like the Word of God does for the Word of God is the POWER of SALVATION to EVERYONE who BELIEVES.
My convictions, may not be your convictions. Just be mindful of what you allow to enter into your spirit and where you go to seek Revelation for your life. The way Satan gets us... is he makes things look fun and not harmful. So, that we would accept them as acceptable behavior. This is why so many of us believers are so messed up, lost and confused. BUT Thank God that if we Seek Him He will show us the way to go for He is the way, the truth and the LIFE.
No Horoscope and No Physic readings, etc for me. Reference Scriptures: Deuteronomy 18:9-12; Acts 16:16–18
"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
So it is no surprise if his servants, also,
disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.
Their end will correspond to their deeds."
2 Corinthians 11:14-15
Am I to look down upon you because you are doing things that I feel is not right. Nope. I speak what I am led too and just pray for your deliverance. Read Romans 14
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5