Christianity Archive

How Is the Enemy Using Your Emotions to Distract You?

Our Emotions are the triggers that the enemy uses to keep us from pursuing our God-Given Purpose Strife, discord, gossip, offense, anger, retaliation, persecution, ridicule, animosity, dissension These are the words that come to mind when I think about our emotions and how the enemy uses each of our challenging experiences to yank us off

Who Said Following Christ Would Be Easy?

Following Christ does not mean that our lives won’t be thrown off course. It just means we have what we need to get back on track. “I did not come to make life easy for you; that is not my goal.” For those of you who thought that following Christ would be easy, these are the

Your Decision to Give Up Power Is Costing You

The decision to turn your power over to someone else is a costly one. Let me show you how to take it back! We don’t intentionally make the decision to hand our power over to someone else, but many of us do it and without even realizing it.  Let me give you an example: The other

Who Gets You….Really?

You may be surprised at your response to this question (or maybe not). I played hooky from church this past Sunday.  I don’t normally make a habit of doing this because I believe that making time to honor God by visiting His iconic place of worship, that place which symbolizes the “gathering” that we should do

What Does Long Suffering Mean to You?

As I partake of my spiritual nourishment this morning in God’s Word through the book of Ezra, the Holy Spirit is reminding me of long-suffering.  Then, oh goodness, I felt a blog post coming on. What does Long Suffering mean to you?  There have been many examples of long suffering throughout the Bible– long periods

I Know My Spiritual Gifts, Now What?

JUST IMAGINE that someone gave you a brand new shiny Phantom Rolls Royce (my dream car BTW!).  The color is exactly what you wanted and the smell of leather in the interior reeks of newness. The car title has been handed over to you with your name printed in BOLD letters. Honey, it’s yours!! How

What Does it “Really” Mean to Take Up Your Cross?

Sometimes we are all too willing to bear the symbol of something without considering the significance of it. To wear a cross; around your neck, on a t-shirt, on a bible cover, on any type of jewelry, as a visible declaration of our reverence to Christ does not by any means indicate an adherence to