Can you resist the devil

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes

Are there times in your life when you find yourself doing things you know you shouldn’t do? This can be something as simple as foods you know you shouldn’t have or it can be a little more complex like calling in sick when you want to play for the day.

James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

This means when you have God on your side you’ll make the right decisions. You’ll be able to resist the things you shouldn’t do. When you continue to do the right thing, those evil thoughts will flee from you and you won’t have those feelings.

Remember James 4:7 when you’re having a hard time submitting yourself to God. He’s there for you and he’ll guide you through the temptations.

What does Faith mean to You

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Weekly Wisdom

Faith can mean different things to different people. It depends on your believes and what is going on in your life at the time you’re thinking about it.

Picture came from Mike Chitty

To me faith is when you believe in God. You know that he will guide you through any situation you may be in at the time and you trust in him. Faith is trusting in God to see you through anything. When you have faith, you’ll know that all is well.

Here is an acronym that I heard a while back in church. To me it’s perfect and couldn’t have been said better.

FAITH – Fantastic Abundance In Trusting Him

What do you think about this and how does it make you feel when you think about faith?

Uncertain times

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Weekly Wisdom

In uncertain times some may feel scared and alone. God doesn’t want you to feel that way. He is always there for you, no matter what situation you are in.

The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but God comes to bring you life and have it more abundantly. He wants you to have everything you need and then some.

When the uncertain times come and you are hit with fear and you feel like you are in this world all alone, turn to God. Let him show you that you don’t have to feel this way. Let him show you that he is there for you no matter what happens in your life. No matter what the devil trys to throw your way, God can get you through it.

Turn to God in every situation that comes up, pray to him for a release of all fear and evil feelings. When you do this, you’ll feel much better about your life and you’ll be happy.

Pray to God not your problem

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes

When you have a problem and you decide to pray to God about it, you need to keep your eyes on him not your problem. The problem will be resolved, but it will be more difficult if you focus on the problem and not on the solution. 2 Chronicles 20:12 says “Our eyes are upon thee.” This means your eyes need to be on God not your problem.

Stay focused on God and he will solve your problem and you will be able to move on. Pray for the solution and then thank God for it each time you think about it. Don’t let the devil try to get in and try to convince you that you are not getting anywhere with God. He comes but for one thing and that’s to kill, steal, and destroy. Don’t let him win. Focus on God and you will win!

Do you receive what you ask the Lord for?

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes
I read a quote today that made perfect sense. I had never thought about it that way before, but it is so true. The quote is from O. Hallesby and it’s below.

“If God does not give you something you ask for, wait on Him. He will speak with you tenderly and sympathetically about the matter, until you yourself understand that He cannot grant your prayer.”

I was thinking about this quote and it came to me. It’s possible that the reason why God is not going to grant your prayer is because you are either not supposed to have whatever you asked for or you must go about it a different way. This could mean you have to work harder to get what you want because it’s not going to be handed to you or it could mean that what would happen after you received what you prayed about would have a negative outcome.

Just because you didn’t get what you wanted doesn’t mean God does not listen to your prayers. Let him speak to you and he will explain why he is not going to give it to you. You might be relieved and thankful in the end.

God knows what you need, so thank him for it!

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes
Many know that God knows what we need before we even ask it. Matthew 6:8 says Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. So if this is the case, then we need to make sure when we ask, we thank him immediately for the result. When we continue to thank him for these things, the devil can’t get in and try to take it away.

The devil is here to kill, steal, and destroy and if we let him in, he will do is best and could very well succeed. We don’t want him to do this, so it’s very important that we stand strong on our faith and that we continue to pray and thank God for what we ask for.

So the next time you are in need of something, make sure you ask and then thank God for the result. Be specific as to what it is and then stand strong and wait for the result to happen.

Is it Fair…

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes

There are times when we may feel we are being ripped off or someone takes something away from us. This happens more often than we’d like to think. When this happens, we may feel upset or angry and it’s possible that we may take it out on others. This is not good for them or us, but it can be hard to stop. Romans 12:19 says Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

When this type of thing happens, remember that God has a plan for you. You need to pray about the situation you are currently in and ask God to help you get through it. If you didn’t catch yourself in time, you need to pray for forgiveness and then apologize to the person you took it out on and ask for their forgiveness.

You will feel better about yourself and the situation. Remember the next time something like this happens that you need to pray immediately for the strength to deal with it in the proper way.

Do you have a house of prayer?

Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes
We all know that prayer is important in our lives. It’s how we ask for forgiveness, it’s how we ask for help, and it’s how we ask for encouragement. Some pray everyday while others pray when they need to. Prayer is something that we should do at least once a day.

Did you know that your house can be a house of prayer if you want it to be?

Matthew 21:13 says “My house shall be called the house of prayer.”

Now this was God talking about his house, but the same can be of your house. All you have to do is ask God for your house to be a house of prayer and then follow what he says.

So it comes back to the same question. Do you have a house of prayer?


Author: Kevin and Corrie  //  Category: Verses & Quotes

Rejoice evermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (KJV)

This verse is true in so many ways. When you are feeling down because of the weather or a situation in your life, remember that God is there for you and he will always be there. Lift your problems to him and then be glad and rejoice. God will take care of you and any situation you are in. No matter what it is or what others say about it.

When you walk in God’s footsteps, you will be led in the direction you are to go, so don’t get discouraged or down because the light is at the end of the tunnel and God has a plan. So, do as my Grandma always says. “Keep on the sunny side”!