Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review: When The Enemy Strikes

"When The Enemy Strikes: The Keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles" by Charles F. Stanley Helps With Spiritual Warfare.

Fear. Discouragement. Loneliness. Anger. Temptation.
These struggles are common to every person, yet not all originate within us. Often they result from a coordinated assault by Satan. In the When the Enemy Strikes Workbook, best-selling author Dr. Charles Stanley explores the often-overlooked reality of siritual warfare and teaches how to respond effectively.
Product features include:
  • Insightful Questions for In-Depth Study
  • Guided Prayers
  • Quotes from When the Enemy Strikes
This important study, which is perfect for individual or group settings, will build your awareness and dependence on God.

Dawn's Recommendation: 5 of 5 Stars

What I liked: The book is great for someone who is going through (or has just gone through) spiritual warfare. The book helps you focus on God and his power, while teaching you how Satan works. It also teaches you his limitations. The book helped me understand Scripture better and gave me more confidence as I call on the power of God to fight evil. It really is as simple as saying, "I cast out evil in the name of Jesus."

Other topics that I found helpful were on discernment, temptation, prayer, and protecting yourself and your family.

What I Didn't Like: Nothing. 

God put this book in my path at just the right time, to help me understand some warfare I had been experiencing.

Have you dealt with spiritual warfare?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Small Seed for 1-30-15

Rejoice, Be Patient, Persevere.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Action words for the day: Rejoice, Be patient, and Persevere. Are you struggling with one of these? If so, why? Draw upon the Lord. He’ll give you whatever you need. You’re doing kingdom work! You will succeed. Ask God to cast out all evil. Ask Him to fortify you. Ask Him for joy, for patience, for whatever you need. Feel His love surround you. Feel His love for your family, friends, and co-workers...and for His people. Let His love flow out of you with renewed strength and fervor.

Lord, bless the work we do in Your Name. Help us grow spiritually. I praise Your Name and for what you have done and for what you will do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

What action word speaks to you today (Rejoice, Be Patient, or Persevere)? Why?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Small Seed for 1-29-15

Use His Power!
“And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33

Draw upon Christ’s power. It wasn’t just given to the apostles, way back then. He gives it to you, to every believer, if they just ask and receive it. Pray for the power. Don’t be afraid. Then, ask Him to give you the words to say today. He’ll do the work. It’s His power! Feel His great grace upon you today. What does it feel like?

Lord, You blow me away! Your great power is there for the asking! Help us call upon your name…when we are in trouble, when we need to share You with others, when we do your Kingdom work. Ask, and it will be given. You promise that. Thank you, Lord!  In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Have you ever felt His power come over you in a unique way?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Small Seed for 1-28-15

Claim The Inheritance!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” Peter 1:3-4

If you or someone around you has struggles today, keep the focus and the hope. This world is fallen, but it’s not your inheritance. Yours is “imperishable, undefiled, and unfading”. You need reminded. Others need reminded. There is something better coming. Treasure in heaven. Life with the Father. Joy Unending. Live today as if you are there already. Make people wonder. Make them want it too.
Lord, I thank you for the gift of heaven and for eternal life with You. Help us to focus on all that means. Let that truth sink deep into our souls. Help us to share that truth with others. Guide us. Bless our words and work today and every day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Do you ever wonder what all is in our inheritance?