Tag Archives: God

How God Works for Us Behind the Scenes

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20 These are the words of Joseph in response to his brothers’ request for mercy. Their intent to harm him had failed and Joseph had become the second most powerful leader in Egypt. Out of jealousy, they sold him into slavery. But God had a different plan for Joseph’s life. In Romans 8:31, Paul writes, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” God uses us for His good purposes and blesses us DESPITE the evil […]

How God Protects Us from Satanic Attacks

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 Studies have concluded that many Christians do not believe Satan is a literal being. They see him as a figurative representation of evil. However, I believe there is more than enough scriptural evidence to prove the devil is real. Satan has supernatural but limited power. He is not deity. He is not comparable to God. Unlike our Lord, the devil is not omnipotent (all powerful), nor omniscient (all knowing), nor omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time). And the evil one is […]

Godly Revenge

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 I assume that you haven’t made it this far in life without someone hurting you deeply or treating you badly. When it happened, how did you respond? Did you get even? Did you seek revenge? The desire to retaliate for wrong doing from others is a natural response. You hit. I hit back. I suppose the evolution crowd would claim such behavior can be linked to the days when cavemen were […]

How to Insure God’s Guidance in Your Life

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Do you remember your high school guidance counselor? It was her/his job to help you make the right academic choices to prepare you for a vocation. But when we pray for God’s guidance we’re asking for so much more. Your request to God for guidance can be a blanket prayer. “Lord, show me the way.” Or your prayer for guidance might be specific. “Should I quit my job […]

Don’t Overlook this Important Aspect of God’s Will for Your Life

… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Discovering God’s will for our lives is often discussed and the subject of many sermons. And giving thanks is just one of the many things we can be certain is completely within the unchanging will of God. But it’s the qualification accompanying that mandate that trips us up. Give thanks in ALL circumstances. My favorite expression for explaining continual thanksgiving is — an Attitude of Gratitude. I don’t know who first said it, but it captures the meaning beautifully. You may be asking, […]

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