From earliest childhood, if like me, you were taken to church regularly, you were taught to sing, “Jesus Loves Me.” After all, the Bible tells me so. From there we were taught the benefits of that love, i.e., if we were good little children—said our prayers and didn’t snatch toys from other children—we would go … Continue reading Make God Bigger
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?
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
“Whatever the means, the task of conquering fear is the most important in character-building and it will repay any effort. Not until it is done, and effectively, finally done, can the human soul take its proper place, rise to its God-given dominion, and progress to higher and yet higher planes of power.” - Orison Swett … Continue reading Step on the Cockroach of Fear!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
Comment: This post originally appeared some time back, but seems worth another go considering the swirl of fear and negativity that surrounds us these days. May you trust God in every circumstance and experience the peace and joy only He can give! “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do … Continue reading How to Find Joy
"May you live in interesting times," is said to be a curse. Our times are interesting indeed! But could this actually be a blessing? The Bible says that we are to count it all joy when we encounter troubles and trials for when we succeed in facing them, it develops patience and good character. That … Continue reading The Curse of Interesting Times?