Thursday, October 14, 2010


You may say:
I'm scared of the dark. I'm nervous about the future. Afraid this illness will get the best of me once & for all. Will my family be saved? Unsure if my marriage will last. I'm afraid to stay home alone. I don't think I'm smart enough to accomplish my goals. Haunted by my past. Scared her words were true; she was right about me. I'm afraid I won't make an impact on them. Nervous that I won't find a mate. In constant fear of missing the rapture. Worried my child won't be saved. I suspect my wife is cheating. Afraid I will eventually give in to temptation. Have I ruined His plans for me? I've always feared an early death. I'm worried about my bills/need a better job. I never feel I measure up. I always worry of others' opinions of me. I'm living in fear of an abusive relationship. I'm scared of failure. I'm terrified of rejection. Feelings of inadequacy. I don't like decisions... What if I choose poorly? I'm scared of dying. I don't want to be alone.

But He says:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Fear is essentially having faith in your enemies... So have faith in God & fear not.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Satan’s meeting (read even if you’re busy)

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, “We can’t keep Christians from going to church.” “We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth.” “We can’t even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior.” “Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.”

“So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don’t have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.” “This is what I want you to do”, said the devil:

“Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!” “How shall we do this?” his demons shouted.

“Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,” he answered.

“Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.”

“Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles.”

“Keep them from spending time with their children.” “As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!”

“Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice.” “Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive.” “To keep the TV, DVR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home. “This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.”

“Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.” “Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.” “Invade their driving moments with billboards.” “Flood their mail boxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs,

sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products , services and false hopes.”

“Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas.” “Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death.”

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.” “Have them return from their recreation exhausted.” “Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God’s creation.” “Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.” “Keep them busy, busy, busy!”

“And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences.”

“Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus.” “Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.” “It will work!”

“It will work!”

It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get more busy and more rushed, going here and there. Having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme?

You be the judge! Does “busy” mean:





Please pass this on, if you aren’t too BUSY!