When it comes to membership in the human race, worry is part of the package. But it also proves to be a useless and unhealthy vice. Corrie ten Boom used to recite a little couplet: “Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead.” She understood that anxiety is ultimately foolish because it concerns that which isn’t. It lives in a … [Read more...] about Overcoming Anxiety: How to Win Against Worry
There is a battle raging in the spiritual realm. Strength is available through prayer, truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God.
What Are They? What Do They Do? Who Do They Work for? Warriors for Eternity: The Fallen C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, and the other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”1 If our society struggles to keep God’s angels in … [Read more...] about Angels and Demons in the Bible – Part Two
Temptation is a fork in the road. It’s choosing which road to travel: the high one or the low one. Wouldn’t life be easier if there were no forks, no decisions to make—if the road were simply a straight and narrow path? But the Bible gives us no magic formulas for that kind of life. It assures us that we’ll come to those forks regularly, and we must choose where to step. Some … [Read more...] about 20 Verses for Taming Temptation
There's more to revolutions than meets the eye. Journalist Barbara von der Heydt, a television correspondent in Germany in 1991, reported on the peaceful revolution that undermined the Soviet Union. As she interviewed people throughout Russia and Eastern Europe, she came to a startling conclusion. The most overlooked part of the story, she realized, was the nature of the … [Read more...] about How to Change Your Life From the Inside Out
Pray on the Armor of God Prayer is work—and it requires all-out battle. It is not an idle pastime or an optional exercise reserved for more “spiritual” believers. Prayer is the hard-work business of the church of Jesus Christ. The kind of prayer that changes hearts and transforms neighborhoods and rebuilds communities and revives nations is intense, fervent, and all business. … [Read more...] about Spiritual Warfare Prayer
6 Strategies For Safeguarding Your Mind The original video games that appeared in the seventies and eighties weren't rocket science. They required some hand-eye skills, yes. But intellectually speaking, they were marketed to young people, not Ph.D.s (though plenty of Ph.D.s played them at night after their children were in bed!). Pong (1971) was a black-and-white game of … [Read more...] about How to Defeat Satan
It comes as a surprise to some young people today to learn that James Bond (“007”) was not the world’s first secret agent. In fact, countries and cultures for thousands of years have benefited from the work of super-sleuths. Even God has had spies and secret agents! In Numbers 13 we have the story of God’s first team of secret agents—an even dozen of them. Each of the 12 … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s Coming? How to Accept the Mission of Being God’s Agent