You are my refuge dear Lord. Yet there are those I know who refuse to listen to you. They turn their backs on you and chose to remain in the midst of the evil outside your refuge. They remain deceived, thinking security and safety is outside your fortress. I beckon them to join me, to […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Outside Your Refuge
Help me dear God when evil stares me down; when it threatens me; when it harms me. Help me to not seek revenge. Fill me with your wisdom, your discernment, on the appropriate response. Help me to leave my response in your capable hands, in your time, according to your way. You are a righteous […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Evil Intent
Bruised and injured I lay on the ground
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My adversaries advance, closing in for the kill
I pull my belt tight around my waist, secure my breastplate
I see their angry faces as they move closer
They taunt me with their screams, “Where is your God now?!”
Years ago I began highlighting Bible verses that spoke to me in the midst of traumatic events. This month I am sharing some of these verses and a short reflection. “Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the […]
Read More #Highlights — Deliverance
In Mark 5, we see the powerful witness of a man once consumed by evil transformed by an encounter with Jesus. People are astounded when they see a man once inhabited by a legion of demons now proclaiming how Jesus changed his life. It is how people react today when Jesus Christ transforms someone from […]
Read More A Living Witness for Christ
When Eve and Adam eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they introduced the knowledge of evil into their world. Before this moment, all they knew was good; it was all good, “very good.”
Read More It’s All Good
We must remember that if we are not vigilant in our prayers, darkness can get a toehold in our lives and the church.
Read More Continual Prayer Keeps Us Vigilant
Even though evil doers approach and ask to enter, our door remains closed. Our lips do not welcome them. With the Lord’s wisdom we can defend our life with what we say.
Read More Defending Our Life With Our Mouth
Each day becomes a struggle to control our thoughts and our sinful nature. Paul describes this in Galatians 5:16-18 as a struggle between sinful desires and the Spirit. “These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions,” Paul says to break free we must let the Holy Spirit guide our lives.
Read More The Oil Spill Of Sin In Our Life