Reflections of What Isn’t!

One of our kitties, Diego, kept seeing his reflection in the TV we had on the floor from moving. He was SO sure there was another kitten somewhere inside that thing.

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I wonder how many times we see something in life that looks SO real…only to find it is just an illusion. How many times have we persistently chased after something that looked so good…only to be sorely disappointed?

Diego thought he would be able to play with that cat he saw in the TV screen. He thought he would have fun with it. Just like our Diego, we can think what we are going after is going to bring us happiness, or fun, or peace or (fill in the blank). But just as he never did get to play with that elusive “kitten”, we never really get what we are looking for, either.

Oh, we might have some fun chasing after it, but it never really satisfies. In the end, whatever we thought we were going to get just turns out to be an illusion. Just like Diego, we will walk away at some point very disappointed. We may even walk away very broken. A lot depends upon how much we gave of ourselves in our efforts to get what we were chasing after.

There is one thing we can chase after that IS real – one person who IS really there – and who is reliable. He will never let us down for He loves us. He is our Creator.

There are a lot of people out there, though, and a lot of systems that try to put things up in place of the Creator. They say “this” is who or what you should seek, what you should “worship”. However, what they are holding up are nothing more than illusions. Oh, they can look very real – just like that kitten in the TV. But they are nothing and all the time spent chasing them down is lost and wasted.

Some of the illusions out there are fairly “harmless” and only delay you from experiencing the real thing. Some, though, can really hurt you. Some can look so good and yet be very evil. The damage they do is real. The resulting harm from which you need healing is real.

Thankfully, our Creator…YHVH…is there waiting as a tried and true Abba who really does love His children. He has healing in His “wings” (prayer covering) for us. His Son, Yeshua/Jesus, prays for us all the time! He can, and will, help us to overcome the harmful things to which we have subjected ourselves…IF we will let Him.

He does not ask much in return. He wants us to love Him with everything we are and have. Who would not want to do that after seeing how much He loves us? He wants us to love others, and why shouldn’t we once we can really begin to understand how much we are loved?

He gives us guidance (guidelines) to live by…to help us. They are for our good, for our protection. He wants us to live by them because they help show us how to live out our love for Him and others. His guidelines and His teachings all point to Him as Creator and as Messiah.

The greatest reality we can live out on this planet is to walk in connection with our Creator. The greatest illusion is to think that He is not real or that we can’t know Him. Or worse…to think we ARE Him or are better than Him.

I pray you get things straight in your own heart and mind regarding what is illusion and what is real. You have a lot riding on it. There is much to gain and much to lose. Don’t waste your time and energy chasing after illusions. Go for what is real!

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About Abigail

We are a couple who loves the Creator...the G-d of the bible...Elohei Avraham, Yitzchak b'Ya'akov, who expresses Himself in many ways, including: Abba/Daddy/Father, Yeshua/Jesus/Son and Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.
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