These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you (1 John 2:26).
“Them that seduce you . . .” That’s a loaded phrase! Who doesn’t try to seduce you would be simpler to address because these days, most people are out for themselves, and they’ll use you to get whatever they want! Unfortunately, seduction (for the most part) is subtle, mainly because the “seductor” doesn’t want to be obvious and therefore run the possibility of rejection.
There are five main religions on the earth: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and New Age. All of these use seduction in one form or another to draw people into their “club.” That’s what most religious meeting places are—social clubs. Not that I find anything wrong with that. The church I grew up in was more of a social club than even a country club could be, but I enjoyed the ambiance, the fun, and games. I told my friends repeatedly that my church was the best, even though I had no idea what religion I was.
Then I discovered I didn’t have a religion at all. That was after I made my commitment to a profound relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no way one can seduce someone to such a bond with Him because to know Jesus, is to fall madly in love with Him, and nothing sleazy could draw you to Jesus or Him to you. Like the Bible says, come and see for yourself, taste and see that the Lord is good.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.