Three Common Temptations Based on Three Basic Human Needs

As God’s children, knowing who we are in Christ is essential for our spiritual success. If we don’t know the Truth, God’s Word, we won’t know God or ourselves, which can result in spiritual damage. We find Jesus tempted by Satan in Matthew 4:1-11. Although He is God, He was led by the Spirit to be tempted with the same three temptations common to man. In addition, Jesus models for us three basic human needs that can help us understand ourselves in relationship to God. Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV): “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to beContinue reading…

Is Meditation for Christians?

  I find it interesting that many Christians steer away from the word meditation. Most believe that meditation is a new age word that signifies sitting to a yoga pose. Far from this image, God tells us to meditate on His Word “day and night” – Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3. We have gone so far as to reject this wonderful practice given to us by God, which has great spiritual, physical and mental health benefits: clearing the mind, calming the body and syncs our Spirit with God Himself. It truly is a time to energize the soul.   So, whatContinue reading…

Cleaning Our Inner Wardrobe: Four Essential Areas – Part 1

How does one begin the process of clearing our inner wardrobes? I’ve separated them into four areas to help you understand the importance of each, but the work must be done in all categories in order to see the full benefits. They operate together, but you may notice that you feel stronger in some areas, while weaker in others. Daily evaluations of these four areas is crucial for our overall growth, so take a close look and make a plan of how you can proceed. Don’t be hard on yourself. Instead, be assured that this is a lifelong process inContinue reading…