Self is a four-letter word

When we use, or you hear someone use the word “try” that means “self” is vying for control. Self is

assuming responsibility. Super responsibility. That’s not a good thing.

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Put your helmet on

Come on folks it’s time to get serious. 

We are in a war

We’re not at war in Afghanistan, not Iran, not Syria, We’re in a battle between our ears for our hearts and thought life.  It’s a battle for our culture, for our families, our communities and for our spiritual lives. I believe there’s probably a whole bunch of believers who don’t give Satan ort spiritual warfare  a second thought. Satan and Evil and sin don’t concern them. If there’s spiritual warfare going on they’d rather just put it out of their minds all together. They would rather sit on their complacent, worldly self-indulgent back sides and warm up their pews every Sunday.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

When is the last time you pleaded with Satan to flee from your presence? When’s the last genuine “Come-to Jesus “ meeting you had with yourself or a close friend about it? When is the last time a trial befell you and you knew it was Satan? When did you last sin or when was the last time you were disobedient? Did you talk with a close friend or your pastor about it? When did you last talk about Satan with friends?”

 Here’s a question: Do you think we talk about Satan too much or too little?

 Do you think we are at war spiritually or do you think that’s just a bunch of Biblical mumbo jumbo nonsense and you don’t want to be troubles with it at all.

Whether you thought about Satan today or haven’t thought about him in years, he’s thinking about us every moment looking for someone to devour–to kill, discourage or ruin their day. Every time Satan tells you a lie and you believe him, he’s had a good day.

I believe there’s probably a whole bunch of believers who don’t give Satan or spiritual warfare  a second thought. Satan and Evil and sin don’t concern them. If there’s spiritual warfare going on they’d rather just put it out of their minds all together. They would rather sit on their complacent, worldly self-indulgent back sides and warm up a pew every Sunday.

Howard Beale got mad enough  to go to war.    In the 1975 classic movie Network Howard let everyone know how he felt in his radio audience when he shouted into his mike, ” I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Are you mad enough to go to war? Then strap your helmet on. It’s time. Or would you rather sit on your complacent, worldly self-indulgent back sides and warm up a pew every Sunday.

Maybe he’s not even paying attention too many Christian who are afraid to go to war.l lives. We’ve got to get off of our complacent, worldly, self-loving rears and go to war to preserve the Gospel that saved us and gave us new life.

When is the last time you cursed him for messing with you?  When is the last time you  commanded him to flee from you? When is the last time you thought about Satan? Thought about Evil? Thought about your own disobedience?  When’s the last time you thought about sin? Yours or someone else’s.

Whether you thought about Satan today or haven’t thought about him in years  he’s thinking about us every waking moment looking for somebody to destroy  or just discourage someone or ruin someone’s day or just get them off their game.

I would venture a guess that he’s not paying attention to lots of Christians who are afraid to go to war and prefer to sit on their complacent, worldly, self-loving rears and let other folks go to war.

Can we be in two places at once?

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Why can’t we understand “free”?

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What’s your FQ? your faith quotient?

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What’s your GQ–your Growth Quotient?

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Adam’s conversation with God

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Why is “Reconciled” in the past tense in the Bible?

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Was God’s creation perfect?

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Let go (of what?) and let God

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Go thee into thy closet

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What’s A Christian To Do?

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Black Friday

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Full Moon and Evolution. I just don’t get it.

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Clara and Grandson Saved; Clinging To Cross

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Blood and Guns

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God At Work

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Band aids don’t work

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Civil Disobedience? I Don’t Think So.

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Band-Aids On Cancer

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!!!SPECIAL POST AND PRAYER REQUEST!!!

cindy and davidWhat started as a small scratch, a break in the skin, turned into a blood infection which turned into a rare flesh-eating bacteria, which resulted in the amputation of both feet and right hand of Cindy Martinez.

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Should We Worry About ISIS?

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Soup?! A Bowl Of Soup?!

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Try A Little Tenderness

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What Is Your Harvest?

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Jesus Is My Crutch

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Worship? Or Service?

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Bible Lesson From A Fourth Grader

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My Greatest Need

My greatest need is to know my greatest need.

In both the Old and New Testaments, the Lord Himself tells us,Jesus

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

If I’m brutally honest with myself, I don’t.

I looked up the word “all” in the dictionary.  It means all. Not “some”, not “most”, not “a lot”. It means all.

I had a moment of self awareness on the way to church Sunday.  I love some things in life more than I love God. Oh, I love God. On occasion I love God so much I weep with overwhelming joy. But He’s not the center. I want Him to be all the time, but He’s not always.

When I read Scripture the Bible seems to be saying our purpose in life is to know, love and walk with God. To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

I want to be like David, “a man after God’s own heart.” I want to develop a holy hunger and an unquenchable thirst for God and make Him the center of everything I think and say and do and feel. That’s my greatest need.