Sometimes what we actually see

Is not what it appears,

Because our eyes and heart can indeed deceive

When it’s what we want to see and hear.

A magician is an example

Of portraying an illusion…

Where our eyes are deceived to believe

That there’s a magical solution.

Likewise we can be deceived

As to when we look around,

Where situations appear real and content

But where troubles they abound.

An exterior is not a representation

Of what is really inside,

Since the outer shell and beauty of same

Many internal problems it may hide.

Life can be an illusion

When we prefer to believe the lies,

So as to prevent any self-reflection

Where our carnal ways should die.

Illusions can dictate our lives

When we’re set on believing same;

Where the focus is always on externals

And where there’s pretences and games.

Beautiful faces and beautiful things

Are temporary indeed,

And if our focus is solely on all of these

We can certainly be deceived.

Because the incorruptible beauty

Of a gentle and quiet spirit,

Is precious and so priceless

When there’s sincerity in it.

It’s best to be real and honest too

Irrespective of the consequence;

To be genuine in our convictions

Rather than sitting on the fence.

Because the enemy of our soul

Creates many grand illusions,

As his crafty and manipulative ways

Are there to draw a conclusion.

To deceive us and to kill and destroy

By the many deception and lies,

All under the banner of freedom

But with a plan to annihilate lives.

Illusions can be dangerous

Since we cannot really know,

The deeper truths of every situation

Particularly when integrity it foregos.

God will expose every hidden thing

As all will come to light…

Let’s forsake every kind of illusion

So with God our heart is right.

(C) P.B. 2020

“For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world is passing away…”. 1 John 2:16-17

“Do not let your adornment be merely outward…rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”  1 Peter 3:3-4

“And Jesus answered and said to them; ‘Take heed that no one deceives you.’” Matthew 24:4

“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”  1 Peter 5:8

“For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”  Ecclesiastes 12:14