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Satan’s “What if” Game 0

Satan’s “What if” Game

I bet you are wondering what is Satan’s ‘What if’ game… It’s where Satan will ask “what if” but he doesn’t make it sound like a question, He makes it sound like a fact! I think “Is my husband listening to me?” Satan says “No, cause he doesn’t value you!” Me: What if that’s true and my husband really doesn’t value me? What if he thinks I’m weak and he can just walk all over me? What if he thinks he’d be happier if he wasn’t stuck with me? What if he’s cheating? There’s a little “snowballing” going on in...

God Owes Me! 0

God Owes Me!

Once I became a Christian, I’m not going to lie, a part of me believed that “God owes me something!” I mean, I had just become royalty since God became my Father, and He is the King of kings…. so I thought it perfectly rational and logical to think “God owes me!” This is what I’ve learned since then… The only thing God owes me is death for my sins and…. to sweeten the pot…..eternity in Hell. Not quite the inheritance I was thinking of! I also learned that it’s ok to expect God’s blessings, To have the attitude that...

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Forgiving God?

Forgiving God…is that even something I can say, let alone offer to God? Oftentimes, when people forgive, they forgive mistakes, wrongs done to them, betrayals, broken promises… So who am I to think that I need to forgive God? Especially when… I’m reminded of Job chapter 38, where God says in essence, “Who are you to question me?” https://www.bible.com/search/bible?q=Job%2038:1 (all of this chapter and 39, 40 and 41) If I shouldn’t even question God, me wondering if I could forgive Him seems… blasphemous! But… I know that I can talk to my Father about all things… So, I did… I...

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She Won’t Forgive

She won’t forgive me for the wrongs I’ve done…now what? Last Sunday, I asked God to search my heart and show me if there was something left unsettled, someone I needed to ask forgiveness for… He revealed to me that there was such a person. And the battle in my mind began… Thoughts like; “She was more wrong than I was” “If anyone owes anyone an apology, it’s her!” “After all she’s put me through, You want me to apologize!” The war raged on… I ended up surrendering to God. I wrote to her my truth of the situation, making...

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It’s About a Relationship

Knowing about God is not enough, it’s not what He wants. It’s about a relationship, the most important relationship you’ll ever have. It’s not enough to know ABOUT God, you have to KNOW God. His heart, His love, His goodness… Is there a person in your life that you love, but have never met? Never spent any time with them, never got to know them… Can you say you love them or… would you have to say you love the thought of them; your future spouse you have yet to meet, a child you lost… To have a relationship with...

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Build a Website

As I mentioned previously, God directed me to build a website. I heard God clearly instruct me to build this website. (And, if you are reading this God post, I FINALLY did it!) I wonder if Noah felt as incredulous as I did, after all, he was told to build an ark in the desert lol https://biblia.com/bible/esv/hebrews/11/7 He listened to God, why can’t I??? So, I, ever the obedient one, hired someone to fix one little thing on this website that I spent days trying to figure out on my own. And… They fixed it! I now had a Cookie...

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Satan Uses Encouragement

Satan uses encouragement: As a new Christian, I believed the only thing Satan could use against me was: temptation. I was wrong! https://biblia.com/bible/esv/2-corinthians/11/14 What? He can do that??? Also in Satan’s bag of tricks is: “encouragment”, which he uses quite effectively! (Satan also uses scriptures, disobedience disguised as obedience, and acts of love, which I will write about in future God posts.) I want to share with you an example of how Satan uses encouragement to take us away from God. This past Saturday, my son went to the gym (remember, he’s committed to honing his temple to become the...

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Saying “Yes” to God

Saying “Yes” to God, for me, was a difficult thing to say! I was running a very successful counseling agency. I had clients that I was doing very good work with. I was restoring families, teaching clients to be kiddos and their parents to be people of integrity and honor. I was financially secure, and I was doing God’s work! Then, I heard Him say; “I need you to build a website so that every child and parent has access to My Integrity and Honor program.” I, being the obedient child that I am, immediately began making “deals” with God....

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Giving

Giving is something we are called to do as Christians. https://biblia.com/bible/esv/2-corinthians/9/7 and God wants us to be happy about it too! We are even called to give to our enemies! https://biblia.com/bible/esv/proverbs/25/21-22 Caring for the poor, the orphans, the widows, the less fortunate, is an expectation: https://biblia.com/bible/esv/deuteronomy/24/19 It’s also how we show God’s love to others. And… We may be answering someone’s prayers in our obedience! Sweet! When I was a new Christian, I heard many conflicting points of view on this subject… “You’re so gullible! That guy probably makes more money than you do!” “How nieve can you be? You...

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Gratitude Is A Killer

Gratitude is a killer of selfishness, complaints, irritations, anger, disappointment, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness… Pretty much all the negative emotions and behaviors we experience when we are waiting in line, handling a complaint, feeling attacked, disrespected, uncared about or dismissed. That’s why the Bible speaks about giving thanks in all circumstances: https://biblia.com/bible/esv/1-thessalonians/5/16-18 Life happens to us all… And you can bet Satan wants to make it as unbearable as possible for us to endure. https://biblia.com/bible/esv/john/10/10 The very last thing Satan wants is for us to express gratitude! Why? Because if you are grateful, you’re not really in the stealing, killing kind...