Don’t believe it!

“God says, I’ll knock the wind out of the Egyptians. They won’t know coming from going. They’ll go to their god-idols for answers; they’ll conjure ghosts and hold séances, desperate for answers.  Isaiah 19:1-2

At a slumber party, I was introduced to an Ouija board. A circle of junior high-age girls sat on the floor in a circle and watched while two girls took control of the small heart-shaped piece of wood called a planchette. One girl would ask a question, such as “Will Dennis ask me to the dance?” and then both girls would put their fingers on the planchette and wait until it began to move. It usually started out slowly and then would dart toward either the word “yes” or “no.” Or, someone would ask, “How many children will I have?” and the little piece of wood would point to a number. It was even possible to spell out words.

After reading Wikipedia, I discovered some scientists consider the movement of the planchette to be caused by ideomotor response. I always thought one of the girls just pushed the planchette to get the results she wanted.

Some Christian groups consider the use of a Ouija board to be seeking information from the supernatural, not God. Whenever we seek answers from a source other than from another human or God, we are not in line with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, from which the truth comes.

Lord, bind our hands and minds when we seek help from sources that can lead us astray. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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