I was listening to an audiobook recently that made an interesting assertion about Satan. The author stated that the devil does not believe the Word of God. He sincerely believes that he can figure it out, rewrite the script and defeat God. It got me to thinking, why wouldn’t he? He looks at “things seen” … Continue reading Is Satan the Original Narcissist?
Top of the list of things you can do to increase your peace and joy in these crazy times is to read the Bible. Oh, no. Bible reading has become one of those legalistic “must do’s” that most of us have decided we don’t have to do any more. As Christians, we listen to preachers, … Continue reading Give Me Life Through Your Word!
So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. – James 1:21 (NLT) One thing I took away from last month’s fast was a deeper conviction that knowing and believing the promises … Continue reading Time to Scrub Up!
July is coming to a close. I set this month aside to seek God for the next chapter in my life. This is on the run-up to my birthday next month. What is it about birthdays that makes us so introspective? We tend to look back on our lives and examine the wins and losses. … Continue reading Maximum Health for Maximum Service
There are lots of reasons to seek change. Zig Ziglar asked the question, “Is there something you could do in the next 24 hours to make your life worse?” It was a back-handed way of making the point that our actions affect the outcome of our lives. We know we can screw it up even … Continue reading You Will Be Perfect!
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:20 (NIV) Whether it is my fast-approaching birthday or an increasing sense that Jesus could, indeed, be coming for his church any minute, my awareness that I am not a citizen of this world is … Continue reading Are You Ready?
Who are you? When asked this question, we generally spout a list of characteristics such as our age, height, weight, marital status, education, job. We define ourselves by physical traits and life experiences. When we face challenges in life, we compare our ability to overcome against this list and come up with a statistical analysis … Continue reading You Are a Winner!
What is fear but the expectation of disaster? We’ve been talking about overcoming the effects of this beast and, as I’ve mentioned before, I am reading the book Acres of Diamonds by Jentezen Franklin, looking for clues as to how to stop the tyranny of fear. Most recently, I was reading about the powerful effect … Continue reading What Do You Expect?
In my recent efforts to overcome the power of fear in my life, I’ve been looking at many resources. One of those is a book by Jentezen Franklin called, Acres of Diamonds. In this book, he talks about being rooted in the place God has you. What does this have to do with fear, you … Continue reading Gratitude vs Fear
Last week I talked about the role of fear in my life—how it acts as Nanny Gatekeeper between me and all the things I could have, do and be if I would just kick her to the curb, step over the body, and do what I need to do. So what if I fall down? … Continue reading Courage is Its Own Reward