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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Which power is guiding your life?

Perhaps we should regularly ask our pastors how they are doing. Not just assume by their actions that all is well in their lives. 

Ministers of the Gospel are no different than the rest of us. We may think they are and they themselves may think so too. 

But they, like many of us, are sinners saved by grace. 

Satan is as much a problem for leaders in the church as it is for their congregations.

The lies Satan gets us to believe run rampant. 
Satan will go to any length to get you to listen to him, to believe what he tells you and to coerce you into acting. 

Perhaps he says to you, "You're not meeting the needs in your church." You listen, you believe -- "no, I'm not." And then you act -- you head down a path of "I'm no good. I don't meet my family's needs either. I'd be better off dead." 

Yes, that's where Satan wants you. 

Not alive in the Lord
Not alive to spread the Gospel and share His love

But DEAD -- insecure - lonely - ashamed - discouraged - frustrated - defeated - fearful.

The lies are all around us. 

God's Truth is ever present too. 

But we each have a choice as to which path we will follow -- The path of bondage and sin 
The path of God's grace and love

Which power is guiding your life? 

All of Satan's promises do not come to fruition.
His best is really his worst
His honor is to disgrace
His pleasure is pain
His profit is loss
His life is death

You don't need Satan
You don't need his lies
You don't need to listen to the lies
You don't need to believe the lies
You don't need to act on the lies

You do need Christ!
Every moment you need Him
He is all you will ever need. 

Jesus defeated Satan when He went to the cross for you and rose again after three days. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ reigns!

Satan is powerful. 

But God - Christ - the Holy Spirit is your greatest strength. 

(c) Cathy Orrick Luders

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