Tag: devil

Peace and Joy

Many of the things we want are things we don’t need.  The devil who is in control of this world (1 John 5:19) has so manipulated us we are in constant search of “things” to make our life complete.  It may be nicer clothes,…

The Road to Success

What is it you want from life?  Do you want to have the biggest and the best of everything? From a worldly perspective, being on top seems like the best place to be.  Crushing the competition and amassing a great personal fortune is an…

Your Words are Like Fire 

The third chapter of the book of James has a lot to say about your words and how dangerous they can be. If we allow our words to come out of our mouth unchecked, serious damage may follow.  Emotions fueled by the devil often…

Balance

We have to find a balance in our lives regarding how we choose to spend our time.  For most of us, a large portion of our day is dedicated to our place of employment.  Another large block of time is dedicated to our family. …

Foundational Bible Teaching

If you followed the advice from my blog post “How to Start Your Study of the Bible,” you should be deep into reading your Bible.  I have a few detours along the way that I’m going to suggest you take.  Reading straight through the…

Be the Peacemaker

We all know people who can’t wait to talk behind the backs of those in authority over them.  If we’re honest, that person has likely been us in certain circumstances.  We all know people who are filled with hatred for those who have more…

Walk in the Light

Most negative experiences can be turned into valuable lessons that will end up protecting you the next time you encounter a similar situation.  It’s easy to fall victim to a scam when you’re stumbling around in the dark; however, once the deception has been…

Finding Ways to Serve God

Your decision to follow Jesus is a decision to spend your life serving God.  The teachings of Jesus are filled with ways to serve God.  The foundation of your service to God is love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As…

Where are you at spiritually?

When we become followers of Jesus Christ we begin a long journey toward our eternal existence.  Along the way there are many opportunities to become sidetracked or stalled by distractions.  Sometimes what looks like the right way to go is actually the devil in…

Step Twelve – Stay Focused on God

If you play a musical instrument or just about any sport, you know the importance of fundamentals.  Without solid fundamental skills everything else is built on shaky ground.  When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, one of the best ways to get…