For many years of my life, I ran after 'other gods.' Little did I know how futile that would prove or what pain and sorrow it would bring.

Running After Other Gods

Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
Psalm 16:4

That you will suffer more and more when you run after other gods is something I can personally testify to. In the autumn of 2021, I decided to commit to studying my Norse Pagan ancestry and Asatru in-depth for one year. If I felt this was the right path for me, I would have dedicated myself to the Aesir the following year.

Thankfully, a semblance of sanity prevailed. I soon noticed that there was no peace to be had with these “gods.” They demanded constant offerings. To be happy, I don’t think they were happy that most people who follow a Norse Pagan path no longer offer up ‘libations of blood’ anymore. They used to receive plenty of animal and human sacrifices in the past. And as we know, is that there is nothing that delights demonic powers more than human sacrifice.

These are thirsty evil spirits. And working with them did serious damage to my soul. I have repented.

Praying with Beads – Anglican Rosary

It just so happens that in the daily morning prayer for the second week after Epiphany, the prayer for the weeks (the 7 beads following the cruciform bead) reads:

Happy are they who trust in the Lord! They do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

You can find Praying with Beads: Daily Prayers for the Christian Year HERE (affiliate link).

One True God

Of course, my failed attempt to work with the Norse Pagan “deities,” was not the first time I had turned to false gods. All it led to was pain and sorrow. There is a God-shaped hole in every human heart that only the One, True God can fill.

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PS. As usual, the Bible passage above was selected from the Daily Audio Bible. I highly recommend downloading this free app that allows you to journey through the Bible in a year.

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