Why You Need to Win This Next Spiritual Battle

Why You Need to Win This Next Spiritual Battle

Small victories matter! I was reading in Luke’s gospel a story I’m familiar with, which is why I was surprised when a couple of verses stood out to me in a way they hadn’t before. Right after Satan had finished his spiritual assault on the resolve of...
In Temptation, Hit the Eject Button

In Temptation, Hit the Eject Button

Did you hear about the man who accidentally ejected himself from a fast-flying fighter jet at 1,300 feet off the ground? Yeah, scary! He wasn’t a trained pilot and the flight was a surprise retirement gift from some friends, but when he floated out of his seat due to...
Why You Should Run From Cynicism

Why You Should Run From Cynicism

Do you ever get tired of seeing miracles? Is that even a thing? It was for the Israelites traveling through the wilderness. If you caught yesterday’s reading, you know that the people of Israel all enjoyed the very best of spiritual circumstances. They were all led by...
The Best of Circumstances Can’t  Keep You Safe

The Best of Circumstances Can’t Keep You Safe

When it comes to the subject of winning over temptation, the Apostle Paul tries to prepare us well. He even gives us a historical example of how sin has a tendency to slowly take over our lives, even under the best of circumstances. For I do not want you to be...
Four Steps to Being Ruined by Temptation

Four Steps to Being Ruined by Temptation

John Mark Hall, with the performing group Casting Crowns, wrote these words in his song, Slow Fade… It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away It’s a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be...
Are You Being Tested? Or Tempted?

Are You Being Tested? Or Tempted?

I love taking tests. I always have. I love filling in bubbles and trying to figure out the correct answer. The problem is, while I like taking tests, I don’t like studying for them. Therefore, I don’t always perform well on them. Just as growing up in this world means...
How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

Can you really become an overnight success? No. Let’s be real. Actual “success” is the sum of all kinds of effort and energy over periods measured in years, not nights. Can you lose your success overnight? Yep. J. J. Watt said, “Success...
How to Overcome Temptation in God's Power

How to Overcome Temptation in God's Power

Temptation. This one word encompasses all of the greatest threats to a consistent and successful Christian walk. Let it be known that you cannot resist temptation. That is, temptation will always be a part of your life. But you can refuse to give into it in the power...

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