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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Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted

iris“Bloom where you’re planted” once meant make the best out of a bad situation, like the cliché “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

When I was growing up, the viewpoint was: “If you make A’s in math and science, but C’s in history and geography, then focus on history and geography. It is understandable if your math and science homework suffers.

If you are a gourmet cook, but not such a great housekeeper, devote more effort to the housework and simplify your meals.”

There is a new philosophy taught now: (more…)

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