No Cute Little Devil!

Don’t want to get too heavy but in case you don’t know it the “devil” is real. Very real. He/She/It/whatever is not some cute little red-horned creature that pops up on your doorstep trick-or-treating. The devil is all too real!

The doubt you hear whispering in your ear—even now about what I am writing—is the devil. It is great at simply holding you back in your life with doubt; nothing more dramatic than that. However, when the devil gets a hold in your life with anger, jealousy, and worse, it can lead you down a very bad, and even destructive, path.

The devil doesn’t want any overt recognition. It works best behind the scenes, nudging, pushing, and cajoling you down dead ends and, at worse, off cliffs in your life.

I don’t obsess about the devil in my life, and how the devil “demons” in almost every aspect of my life try to steer me down dead ends. I’m simply aware those demons exist and talk them down on at least a daily basis. Understanding that the devil exists, where the demons are in your life, is a key step in winning the battle. And it is a battle! 

Of course, the closer you are to God—Father, Son, and Spirit—the farther away the devil will be. But it always finds a way, like water seeping into the smallest basement hole, to find those “holes” in your life.

Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Don’t freak out about the devil. Don’t obsess. Just be aware. And move as close as you can to God. It’s really that simple! It’s why one of my Secrets to Life is FIGHT the devil at every turn in your life.

Enjoy the rest of a beautiful weekend!

Listen, Read, Love, Fight, Believe, Live & Pray

These are the 7 Secrets to Life I have found. Pretty simple. No, make that really simple.

LISTEN to/for God because He is always there calling you. Yes, you. God has a unique, special purpose for you.

READ the Bible because it is our God-given handbook on life. It’s not some old book. It’s a timely book containing answers—if you want them.

LOVE because God commands us to love, and lead a life of love. That’s pretty simply.

FIGHT the devil because it is around every corner whispering doubt about everything—starting with God—in our ears.

BELIEVE that God is in you because He made you. You can do anything if you just believe and don’t doubt. Reread the last Secret to Life if you doubt any of this.

LIVE this life like it’s only a tune-up for your life of eternity. Where you spend that eternity depends on how you live this life. Back to that love thing!

PRAY because it’s simply conversation with God. It works—if you give it a chance.

These 7 Secrets to Life work for me. They are simple and clear. You may find others but these work for me. I hope they work for you.

Have a GREAT week! 

Has God Left Us?

After the bombing in Turkey I heard a news commentator ask the question “Has God left us?” to a pastor who had witnessed the incident. Of course, it’s an absurd question. The real question is, “Have we left God?” And I think the clear answer is a resounding YES!!! Continue reading

I’m Back. “What Are You Looking For?”

I’ve taken a break from blogging and posting to clear my head. The question that I am trying to answer is, “What are you looking for?” It’s not my question. It’s Jesus question (John 1:38). It may be the most profound verse in the Bible and the best question of all time. What are you looking for? Continue reading

Simple Life, Simple Secrets

Life should be so very simple. God means life to be simple. We are the ones who complicate it. Our lives start out as a clean closet that we keep piling junk into daily. Before long that empty closet is stuffed with junk and overflowing.

I have found 7 very simple secrets to a simple life: Continue reading

Falling Back on the Secrets to Life

I try to look at my life each day but life tends to get in the way. Meaning, the chaos of my professional and personal “lives” tends to drown out the daily look back on where I have been and where I am heading in life. That’s part of the problem as I look back on 2015 and try to plot a course ahead for 2016. That’s why I find myself falling back on the Secrets to Life—and I mean the Real Secrets to Life. Continue reading

Hallelujah! Must-Watch Video

Not only is the music uplifting but her message at the end about Jesus Christ is so hope-filled and inspiring. Must watch today!

Watch here. Then, please share this. Someone out there in need may be helped by watching it. Thanks.

We all have a gift inside of us.

And have a GREAT day!!!

Let Your Light Shine in a Dark World

Look around you. The world is a dark place. No matter where you turn, evil is having its day. There is only one way to lighten a dark world—Let your light shine. Don’t listen to me. Jesus said it best:

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Just before he said that, Jesus said: Continue reading

As Paris Mourns, God Weeps

Imagine being God and looking down at what has unfolded in Paris. In the name of some “god” (and I mean with a small “g”), a band of brutal, savage killers set the world on edge. If you are God you can only be shaking your head, asking yourself what you have done, and weeping as Paris mourns. Fortunately, none of us are God. Continue reading