πŸŒŸπŸ’  JUST A CRACK πŸ’ πŸŒŸ

While I was waiting at the reception for the person who was supposed to sign me in, at the firm I visited. I kept myself busy by watching the movie I saved offline on YouTube. It was about a man; a pastor actually who had a promotion and a transfer offer, at his workplace to another state. And because it seemed like a good offer to him, he didn’t engage God at all to inquire if it was a good gift from Him or otherwise. He went ahead and accepted the offer, even though the Senior pastor of the church he served with, and his wife encouraged him to pray about it before he took the offer. But all their words fell unto deaf ears.

He proceeded to travel and there he met with his trouble. His neighbor who happened to live in the next flat was interested in him and he also wasn’t careful and watchful of the red flags from her. From bringing him breakfast to dinner to fruits etc. and visiting him late in the evenings. It happened on this fateful night that he heard a knock on his door and went ahead to open it, on hearing the lady’s voice and because he heard her crying.

She came in and one thing led to another in the process of consoling our beloved sister. πŸ˜• They had sex and yeah adultery and fornication were committed. The lady taunted him so much and went ahead to inform his wife via a call that she was now the new Mrs for “their husband” as she was pregnant for him. After this whole episode, his family became unsettled and the story continues. βΈπŸ™‚

I will stop here with the gist or better put, my storytelling. 😁

I shared the story in other to drive home my message of “just a crack”. The whole incidence started from him throwing away caution. And from a friendly invitation, it led to more than he planned for or even envisaged.

This is how the devil works likewise. All he needs is just a little crack. Just that little impatience and the next thing is, he has spurred you to either beat someone up and the person eventually lands in the hospital. Leading to you suffering from guilt and having to pay a huge sum at the hospital for the casualty’s treatment and living with the consequences in the case of an extreme – possibly if the casualty dies costing such a person more than he envisaged.

All the devil needs is a crack. Just like David fell for it, from just lusting after and looking at Beersheba who was having her bath. To him sending for her and sleeping with her and going all the way to kill her hubby. Down to him eventually losing their first child because of this. See where it all started from – “staring”!!

Do read these verses:

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Let your eyes look directly ahead [toward the path of moral courage] And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you [toward the path of integrity].

Proverbs 4:23‭, ‬25 (AMP)

My admonition to you today is to “guard your heart”, be intentional about your life and service to God. And above all, be watchful and vigilant of the devil’s tactics. It all started with the planter sleeping and then the enemy came to sow in his field weeds.

Do read this text:

But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds [resembling wheat] among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the weeds appeared also. But he said, β€˜No; because as you pull out the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.

Matthew 13:25‭-‬26‭, ‬29 (AMP)

Remember all the devil needs is a crack!. May we be sensitive to the gimmicks and vices of the enemy. And hence give it no room to grow in us. Amen!.

Blessings. ❀

Do have a blessed day ahead. πŸ’ž

🌻#HCCounsels#🌱

53 Comments Add yours

  1. vicklea says:

    That’s why we have to put on the whole armor of God daily.

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    1. Absolutely. There is a great need for us to. Thanks ma’am. ❀

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  2. Dawn says:

    Most of the devils wicked schemes start with β€œjust a crack”. He tends to make β€œlittle things” seem like they are no big deal. Next thing you know you’re caught in sin. This reminds me of James 1:15, β€œThen, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” Great post little sister.

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    1. Absolutely sis. The little foxes as the Bible states. Sighs.
      Wow. Just reading this text for the first time in this light. The devil sows seeds and it grows and eventually throws it all haywire. πŸ˜•

      Thanks for sharing this big sis. ❀

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! 😊

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  3. gifted50 says:

    Lovely read my sister and a great reminder to acknowledge Him in all our way, so that He can direct our paths.

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    1. Thanks sis. πŸ€— ❀
      Absolutely. πŸ’―
      We can’t deal life on our own terms, if we do, we are so heading for a pitfall with that. πŸ˜•

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  4. Ah, the innocent looking invitations. Be on guard my friends, things that seem too good to be true, usually are. Use due diligence & prayer before you make a life altering decision.

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    1. Totally – The subtle entries. πŸ˜•
      Hmm. Apt!.
      Due diligence and Prayer is key!.
      Thanks so much for this. ❀

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  5. Precious One says:

    Wonderful reminder, Mercy!
    So needed and so timely for all of us. We must be sober and vigilant at all times. πŸ™πŸ½

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know it was sis. ❀
      I agree with you, we have to stay alert and vigilant, for these vices.

      May God help us sis. πŸ™πŸ€—

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  6. Sweet counsel this. The believer must be on the watch at all times coz his adversary never rests his oars. There is a need to be sensitive, discerning and circumspect.

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    1. Blessing!. “Sweet” πŸ™‚πŸ™ˆ
      Yes o. He is never resting nor waiting!.
      May God help us to be Alert!. πŸ™
      Thanks for these additions fam.

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  7. Alison Lewis says:

    Great reminder, sister!

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    1. Glad to know ma’am. ❀
      All to Him. πŸ€—
      Thank you. πŸ€—β€

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  8. jesusluvsall says:

    So important to guard our hearts and minds. We also need each other in the church

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    1. Totally big bro. πŸ€— This need be emphasized – Guard!.
      Yes, and Godly community is key – it helps us to stay accountable. πŸ’―

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  9. Thanks for these words it’s so important to be vigilant and to have wisdom in order to take the good decisions.

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    1. You are welcome sis. ❀ I’m glad I am able to. All to Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ€—
      Yes!. Wisdom is indeed profitable to us and to direct us rightly. πŸ’―

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  10. Such a sad state of affairs, yet it is all too true that all Satan needs is just a crack, may the Lord have mercy on us

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    1. I do agree with you ma’am. It’s so sad. Truly the enemy is not happy when we are upright, so he keeps looking out for falls.

      Amen. πŸ™
      Thank you. πŸ€—β€

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  11. Michelle says:

    I love this! “All the devil needs is just a little crack.” There is so much truth in that!!

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    1. Smiles. ❀ Glad to know this. All to Him. πŸ™Œ
      Yes ma’am. “Just a crack, little foxes”.. Sighs.

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  12. DeborahMarie says:

    Guard our hearts and flee from the very presence of evil✝️

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    1. Totally. πŸ’―πŸ€—
      May God help us more ma’am. πŸ™

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  13. Haaa. Why didn’t you finish the storyπŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Great post sis. The enemy is always looking for different channels to derail us. That’s why we need to guard our hearts and minds with God’s Word. We must not be ignorant of the strategies of the enemy.

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    1. Smiles. I wanted you to see me in Camera. πŸ˜‚
      Don’t mind me. Just teasing. 😁
      The man and wife had to go through counselling and were able to rebuild their home and they both decided to adopt the child from the other lady.

      Thanks sis. πŸ€—
      Can’t agree more. May God help us to be vigilant and aware of his tactics. πŸ™

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      1. Lol! Interesting β™₯️ Thank you for sharing 😚

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        1. Smiles. 😁
          You are welcome. Glad to sis. πŸ€—

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  14. Israel says:

    πŸ‘hmmm

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  15. Hephzibah says:

    How careful we need to be with our lives, mostly our heart because the heart of the problem is the problem of the heart and that is all the enemy needs!!

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    1. Totally!. Careful living is needed!
      And we need to guard our heart. πŸ’―
      Thanks for this sis. ❀

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  16. Paula Short says:

    Exactly, I very much so agree. Thank you so much for sharing. ~Blessings~

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    1. Smiles. Glad to. Amen!.
      Thanks for reading through too. β€πŸ€—

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  17. Kelvin ola badmus says:

    That’s why Jesus said to the disciples
    And now to us
    ” watch( Spiritual sensitivity) and pray ( fellowship with the father, ask questions and get answers from Him) so you will not fall!!

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    1. Absolutely Kelvin!. Jesus knew the devil was going to come back as a bruised being he was, seeking revenge.

      Thanks for sharing this fam. πŸ€—

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  18. Please can you complete the story?
    Love the illustration about the little crack.
    All the devil needs is a broken hedge

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    1. Smiles. Okay sis. πŸ€—
      πŸ‘‡πŸ€—
      The man and wife had to go through counselling and were able to rebuild their home and they both decided to adopt the child from the other lady.

      Absolutely sis. May God help us to be vigilant of His vices. πŸ™

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  19. Jenny Furse says:

    I love your point, friend πŸ’•. It is so important to keep the bigger picture in mind before starting down a slippery slope. But it’s so easy to forget! Thank you for the reminder 😘.

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    1. Thanks ma’am. ❀
      True. πŸ’―
      Glad to. You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Thanks to you too (for your comment πŸ™‚) sis. ❀

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  20. So many times I have “cracked the door” just a little and paid the price. Not as dire as the examples in your article but with consequences just the same. Each time, however, I grow smarter and stronger. I just read a wonderful book “The Screwtape Letters” C.S. Lewis which shows the how and why Satan is so adept at his work. He just needs that crack. Thanks for the read, Dennis

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    1. Hmm. Sighs.
      That is another graceful part of it, we grow through it. πŸ’―
      Thanks for sharing this. πŸ™‚
      May we be vigilant and stay guided by the Holy Spirit always. πŸ™

      Hmm. True!.
      Thanks for the book share too. πŸ™‚

      May we not fall victim of his tactics. πŸ™

      Glad to. You are welcome. πŸ€—

      Like

  21. cfoster20 says:

    If you give the devil an inch he will take a mile. I’m guilty of not πŸ™ about things and just taking them. I have learned to seek God first. Thank you for this

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    1. Hmm. True, he just makes all things worst of. πŸ˜•

      Sighs. Glad reading this. We all keep growing through it all. I can say I do ask all the time, but then learning to each day.
      Thanks sis. ❀
      You are welcome. πŸ€—

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  22. Hmm. True, he just makes all things worst of. πŸ˜•

    Sighs. Glad reading this. We all keep growing through it all. I can say I do ask all the time, but then learning to each day.
    Thanks sis. ❀
    You are welcome. πŸ€—

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  23. kunmzio says:

    For the weapon of our warfare are not canal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imagination and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thoughts to the obedience of Christ. May God help us in Jesus’ Name. Thanks for this sis

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    1. Absolutely. Our warfare isn’t any mere one. But then God is above it all. πŸ’―

      Amen. Amen.
      You are welcome. πŸ™Œ
      Glad to. πŸ™‚

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