Sweetwater Youth Ranch

Things aren’t always what they seem to be..

It was the first morning after coming home from our honey moon. I woke up to a shrieking sound about 6:00 a.m..

I thought it was a woman’s voice. More than that I thought it was a woman screaming.

I shook Phillip awake and said “listen!” After a few seconds, there it was again. “Did you hear that?” I asked as he rolled over to see the frightened look on my face. “Sounds like she’s being murdered!”

As if I were out of my head he said “you woke me up for that!”

Then we heard it again.

Shaking his head as he realized I had no clue about neither farm animals nor the noises they make; especially early in the morning, he said, “Have you never heard a peafowl?”…

“A whaaaat?… I’ve heard of a peacock but not a peafowl… aren’t these birds supposed to be at the zoo?”

That was my first lesson about life on the farm; more than that, a lesson about life in general. The lesson that things aren’t always what they seem to be.

The bible tells us to search the scriptures and know the truth. The enemy thrives on causing confusion, misconceptions and misunderstandings—especially among the body of Christ.

Think about what you’re thinking about. Is it possible that it’s not what it seems to be?

Think about that.


~2 Corinthians 10: 5

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


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