Tag: adversary

Daily Reads 3.11.2020

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 We do this {live with endurance} by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Hebrews 12:2 In life, there is an adversary; an enemy …

Daily Reads 03.16.2019

Have I got good news for you today! I find that I sometimes think it’s my responsibility to fight the enemy, to stand up to him in my strength. I am getting better at recognizing when my agonizing thoughts or churning gut are due to his adversarial lies. And I know I should rebuke him …

Daily Reads 03.15.2019

Tuesday after my blog posted, I talked to my husband. It was unrelated to the blog, but before we hung up he tentatively said, “Hey, I don’t want to criticize your writing or anything, but you just don’t have the facts straight in your blog today.” Hmmm…facts not straight? I have an incredible memory so …

Daily Reads 3.14.2019

Read Nehemiah 5:19; 6:1-3, 14 What do you do when you face an adversary? Or when an adversary wants to meet with you? Do you have a strategic plan? Nehemiah did. Continually throughout the story, Nehemiah responded to criticism, taunts, intimidation and accusations in several ways. First, he prayed. He asked God to remember him …

Daily Reads 3.13.2019

There is a really great story in the Old Testament about the children of Israel coming back to Jerusalem after seventy years in captivity. They were taken captive in three groups and they came back in three groups. The third group to return came back under the leadership of Nehemiah. He learned that the city …

Athletics? Not my thing!

I am not much of an athlete. I am competitive, but not an athlete. My earliest experience with organized sports occurred in seventh and eighth grade track. My parents allowed me to participate in our track program and I actually performed very well. I ran dashes – that is what they were called at the …