Posts Tagged ‘devil’

The time we spend with God should be precious, it should calm our hearts and minds, and should let us focus  solely on God.

When we’re doing things that aren’t directly involving God, such as working, parenting, driving etc, have you noticed how the devil is as evident during those times?

However when you want to sit down and spend some quiet time with God, that’s when we can so easily find ourselves procrastinating, and doing all sorts of things that in reality, could have waited until later. That’s because that’s when the devil is at his worst, trying to distract us from God.

So keep focuses, don’t procrastinate, but instead spend quality time with God.

It true isn’t it, we can each be our own worst enemy can’t we!

Why do we do that to ourselves? We make things so difficult for ourselves don’t we?

I know for myself, I can easily convince myself that a decision I make is wrong, even when it’s blatantly obvious it is the right one.

Why do we do that? For those of us who are Christians, it’s clear the person who makes us doubt our every decision, every belief, is the devil. He is the one who will do anything and everything he can to make us do and say things which we wouldn’t normally do, to make us turn away from and doubt God.

So beware our worst enemy can come from within.

If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get up. — Unknown

Sometimes when someone hurts you and brings you down in front of others, it can be crushing. You just want to give up or hide away. But isn’t that just letting these people win?

It’s time to take control. Don’t let other people’s opinions and thoughts about you discourage you…that’s the devil working through them. Be strong, keep going, as God is directing you in the way He wants you to go, and will get you through whatever anyone else will say or do to you.

Be strong!

Unbelief

Posted: September 13, 2017 in belief, depression, life, love, music, religion
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We all have times of unbelief, but it’s what we do during those times that determine our future.

During times of unbelief it’s important to recognise that it’s the devil trying to convince you that God doesn’t exist and doesn’t care about you. God will always love you, even in your moments of greatest doubt, we just need to keep on believing.

Believing is the best thing we can do to help our unbelief!

Whether you play or watch sports, I’m sure you’ve heard players or teams talking about finding and targeting their opponent’s weaknesses or vulnerabilities. Yes players and team target their opponents vulnerabilities in an attempt to gain an advantage over them, so they can beat them.

Just as our sporting opponents target our weaknesses, so the devil targets our vulnerabilities. He sees when we are weak and places doubts and obstacles in our way so that we question God’s plans for us.

The devil is good at targeting our weaknesses, but we must always remember God is even better at helping us to learn from our weaknesses and in doing so become stronger in our faith.

 

Vulnerable

Posted: August 14, 2017 in Crime, cross, depression, life, love, music, Relationships, religion, words
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We often hear on the news of concerns being raised for ‘a vulnerable person’ who is missing. When they talk about someone being vulnerable in these circumstances, they mean the person is in danger of being harmed either by themselves or by someone else.

So when we talk about someone being vulnerable we think of it as being a situation or feeling we don’t want to experience. However this isn’t the only way we can be vulnerable…we can be vulnerable in our faith. When we wonder where God is or doubt He cares we let ourselves become vulnerable to the messages the devil tries to give us, making us doubt God.

So be strong, be positive, don’t let the devil convince you that God doesn’t care.

Sometime through all the busyness of our hectic lives, we simply need to rest…

rest

 

For our good

Posted: April 23, 2015 in bible, faith, life, music, quotes, religion
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Sometimes it can seem like everything and everyone is out to get you, that’s the devil doing his worst work, trying to upset us, and detract us from what God has planned for us:

No matter what the devil throws against you, God can take it and work it out for your good. ~ Genesis 50:20 (NLT)

So no matter what comes your way, remember that God can use it to teach you and direct you. So don’t get distracted by the things the devil throws your way, stay focused on God and He will look after you.

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Battle for God

Posted: November 3, 2014 in blogging, life, love, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Battle to achieve the right plan

 

In the last few days I’ve talked a lot about God’s plans for us. Today I want to remind you though that He’s not the only one who would like you one their side – The devil is trying to get your attention, so beware!

Embrace God and let Him embrace you.

I’ve been reminded in the last week how petty people can be at times, complaining about things such as

  • where we’ve been asked to sit
  • how much space we have

Yes, it’s good to be comfortable and be happy in the company of those around us, but surely there are far more important things in life to focus our energies on. What can make petty disagreements even worse is when they involve Christians, as they really should know better!

I’m sure many of us can think of examples, such as those I’ve mentioned above which have caused disagreements and in some instances caused things to be said or done which have hurt or upset other Christians. The devil is definitely at work in these situations, because if we’re arguing or disagreeing with one another we’re not fighting evil!

Let’s remember that we should be working together for God, and that means supporting and encouraging one another, even during times when maybe we don’t always agree. As Christians we can disagree with each other, but it’s how we air those disagreements that determines whether the devil is stirring things up or whether we’re dealing with things in a way that God would expect and want Christians to do so.

So don’t let the devil dictate how we deal with situations we are not happy with, let God guide you and give you the words to deal with things in His way.Ephesians 4 26-27