Simon says . . .

simon saysMost of us have played Simon says. A leader gets to give orders to the group. Whatever the leader says, everyone must do as long as the command is proceeded by, “Simon says”. The leader can tell the group to do things and leave out “Simon says.” Anyone who does what the leader says without the “Simon says” in front of it has to sit out. The last one who does everything the leader says wins and becomes leader for the next round.

Everyone has a Simon.

A couple in our church just celebrated 66 years of marriage. Sunday the pastor asked the husband the secret of their success. “Just say, ‘yes ma’am’ to everything she says.”

Who’s calling the shots in our lives? Is it our spouse? Our boss? Our ministry? Our church? Time? Our calendars?

Someone or something is calling the shots in our lives. Driving us through the day, the week. Someone or someone may be defining the direction our life is taking.

If it’s not Almighty God, working in us through the leading of the Holy Spirit, we’ll miss all the blessings Jesus has for us. We’ll miss the best for our lives if we allow someone or something other than God to call the shots in our lives.

Simon says, open your Bibles and read Deuteronomy 13:4

You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

2 thoughts on “Simon says . . .

  1. much of the time people think they are their own “simon” but are blind to the truth that they are being controlled and manipulated by the enemy. the only way we’ll be sure that we’re doing right things is to be sure we’re listening to the right commander… and as the song says… it’s Jesus, only Jesus!

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    • Thank you, Karen. You are EXACTLY RIGHT! It’s hard for us to grasp the truth that we are all either controlled by the Spirit of God or by Satan. There is no self controlled by self. Thanks for your comments.


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