Utah Mission Trips Changed My Appreciation for the Power of Culture

Utah Mission Trips Changed My Appreciation for the Power of Culture

I spent ten days in 2009 and 2010 teaching Vacation Bible School, making home visits, training church laypeople, and sightseeing in a small town in Utah. When someone volunteers to go on a “mission trip” their motivation is to improve the lives of others. What really happens is that their own life is enriched, their faith grows, and they learn much more than they teach.

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Policing Your Thoughts Disarming Satan

Policing Your Thoughts Disarming Satan

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith… (1 Peter 5:8-9, NIV)

lionSatan attacks our thoughts, making us doubt God’s goodness, power, protection, and love. Lions look for weakness. Satan knows where we are hesitant to believe scripture. He distracts us by circumstances, by interpretations, and by whispering into our minds. Taking our focus away from truth, we are easily attacked. However, if we ignore his words, if we mediate on scripture, if we stand firm in the faith given by God, Satan will leave us alone. Lions are lazy; if the antelopes are too alert, the lions will lie back down under a shade tree.

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A Testimony: Spiritual Healing Replaced Fear With Love

A Testimony: Spiritual Healing Replaced Fear With Love

“The most satisfying aspect of composing a post is when God gives me the inspiration for what to write. I have such an urgency to start sharing the ideas. I experience great joy learning someone took the time to read it and benefited from the effort. I promised God that if He guides me in what to say, I will be vulnerable, honest in this public forum.”

A testimony of one of the Ask God Today Contributors:

Jayna Coppedge wants to be known as “A Woman Trusting God” because that is her new nature. Even as a Christian, fear of rejection, fear of the future, and fear of failure colored every decision she made. She was a diligent follower of Jesus and a church staff member for more than 15 years before she truly understood God’s unconditional love: “I taught about God’s grace without ever feeling God’s acceptance.”  (more…)

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