Con Artist

Con Artist

What does that name suggest? It means someone who will cheat you and take advantage of your ignorance or gullibility.

The term comes from the word ‘confidence’.  People who are able to gain your confidence and convince you that they are honest and are offering you a chance of a lifetime. What was the ‘first con’?  It was the ‘serpent’ in the Garden of Eden.  Never having heard a lie before Eve accepted as true the lies of satan the serpent. He has never stopped telling lies and continues to this very day.

As I was walking and praying on my deck today I was experiencing a sense of guilt about my efforts at praying for others and about what I thought were personal failures of mine. It then occurred to me that there was about me a heaviness of spirit. I realized that there was indeed a spirit of heaviness about me and it was either satan or one or more of his demons attacking me. It made all the sense in the world. If I am in the presence of satan or his demons I would certainly be affected by them. It was they who were planting these oppressive thoughts in my mind. I was in the wrong company.  Scripture tell us to ‘….”put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” Isaiah. 61:3

When I choose to think about my heavenly Father, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God and praise them for all of their blessings upon me then I am in the right company and their nearness lifts my spirit and blesses me. Further confirmation is found in Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ”
Right thinking establishes both the mind and the spirit. We have it in our power to control our attitude. We choose the life we live. It always been our choice. Let’s choose God’s way and enjoy life.

Let’s choose God’s way and enjoy life.

For As I See It,

I am Roy A. Lamont