What does matter is that the man was called “possessed by demons” (plural). It wasn’t any one particular sin, but many sins, or just sin in general. We do not think of sin as this powerful, but it is. And there are entities responsible that suck us in and grip like iron.
Month: August 2019
Jesus Got Up From The Table
“Scripture tells us that we were created to do good things (Ephesians 2:10). God created you to make a difference where you are.” We search for “self-esteem, self-worth, and significance while, all the time, these things are found in Christ, His example, and His will for our lives.” Join blogger Chris Smithey, of Mindful of His Ways blog, as he directs us toward “one of the most encouraging and fulfilling things we can do” as believers.
New Psalm 119 Study for Women of Color
Hear the voices of women of color on the word of God. This inspiring collection of devotions is by a diverse group of women of color. This is a faithful exposition of Psalm 119, incorporating each contributor’s cultural expression both within the teaching and as they bring the word of God to bear on their lives.
Where is my heart at any given moment? What do I “hold fast” to so that I am desperate if I should lose it? What do I pursue? Right now, what am I aiming for, investing in, craving in the very fiber of my being?
Considering the Cross in The Good Times
We serve a real, true, and living God! Because of Christ, who humbled Himself for my sake, I can rejoice with an unshakeable joy in whatever today brings.
Daleth – Laid Low
Because you hear my prayer and have promised your strength, I will run freely in Your way (Isaiah 40:31), unencumbered with the narrowness of self and error, as you enlarge my heart with your law of love!
Gimel Audio Readalong by ReadPsalm119.com Review:17 Deal ___________ with ____ ________, That I may ____ and ____ Your _____. 18 _____ my ______, that I may ________ ________ things from Your ____.19 I am a _________ in the earth; Do not _____ Your ____________ from me. 20 My ____ is _______ with _______ After Your _________ at ___ times.21 You ______ the ________,…… Read more “Gimel Memorization”
A Face Like Flint
I love the scriptures when I am in need and they comfort me. I do not love the scriptures when I need to discipline myself to read them out of the duty of obedience. The one fills a need of mine, the other is a sacrificial act of worship to God. I am more likely to love something when it’s serving ME, than when I am having to serve others.
My soul is crushed with longing
Gimel Psalm 119:17-22 Review: 17 Deal ___________ with ____ ________, That I may ____ and ____ Your _____. 18 _____ my ______, that I may ________ ________ things from Your ____. 19 I am a _________ in the earth; Do not _____ Your ____________ from me. Today: 20 My soul is crushed with longing After…… Read more “My soul is crushed with longing”
I am scared
One of the hardest things to do as a human is to admit that “I am WEAK.”