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Just Say NO!

Ephesians 4: 27

and do not give the devil a foothold.

I like the way the International Standard Version (ISV) shows this verse even better than the NIV. It says,  do not give the Devil the opportunity to work. That seems like really good advice to me. If we don’t take that first step toward temptation, then we won’t find ourselves in a situation that we can’t overcome.

I’m 99% sure I will never rob a bank. Why? Because the first step to such an act would be to think about it and brainstorm ways to get away with it. And if my mind goes there, it stops at that point because I know I couldn’t get away with it–not that I would want to rob a bank but you get the idea.

Why am I not 100% sure? Because that would be arrogant and proud and that allows the devil a foothold in a whole other area.

Think about Adam and Eve and the “apple” that caused sin to enter the world. If Eve hadn’t given the Devil the opportunity to work by talking with him, she would never have taken that bite. Because she wouldn’t have given him the opportunity to change her mind. Then there’s Adam, if he’d just said no and walked away, things still could have turned out way different.

If you think back to any sin in your life, you’ll remember moments when you could have simply said no and walked away. Instead when we say yes to what we think is a small thing, it leads us one step closer to a situation where we can’t say no. If you say no to that first piece of chocolate cake (not that chocolate cake is a sin in itself), then you don’t have to worry about the fact that you might eat the whole cake and the consequences of that action.

Just say NO to the little things and you won’t find yourself in a big situation.


Today’s Words of Wisdom

Remember, there’s  not just wisdom to be found in God’s Word, there’s peace and joy and power. But they’re only words unless you put the words into action. So without further ado, here’s Today’s Words of Wisdom…

Philippians 2: 14 (NLT)

For God is working in you giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

God gives each of us jobs to do while we’re here on earth. Those jobs are varied and sometimes difficult. And sometimes even difficult to the point of  making us feel like it’s impossible. But God doesn’t leave us alone. This verse reminds us, if we are working to please God, He will give us the power to do that! What an awesome God!



Today’s Words of Wisdom

I’m so amazed and in awe of how much wisdom can be found in God’s Word. But not just wisdom, there’s peace and joy and power in the words. But they’re only words unless you put the words into action. So without further ado… Today’s Words of Wisdom…

1 Thessalonians 5: 16

Rejoice, pray, and give thanks.

This verse may be short but it’s packed with good advice!

Rejoice–don’t just ignore the good things in life, rejoice in them!

Pray–There’s a verse that says pray without ceasing. God wants to keep that connection with us. Praying is the way to do that!

Give thanks–nothing can change our attitude more than being thankful for what we have.

I believe if you do these three things on a regular basis, you’ll be filled with God’s peace and joy. And who doesn’t want that?