Archives for April 2007


My heart is aching today….

Yesterday, we attended the memorial service for a young man who took his own life…

My heart aches for the dear parents, siblings, friends and acquaintances.

The preacher was an uncle of the young man and did a superb job as he attempted to help us all to deal with such a difficult situation.

One of the first things he said was, “I can see satan’s finger prints are all over this situation.” “It is a WAR right here.” “Satan is telling us it is our fault, that we failed in some way. We should have done this or that. We could have been a better parent, friend, Sunday school teacher, pastor, etc.”

I personally was especially reminded of the fact that “satan, the Prince of the Power of the Air”

Ephesians 2:2 (KJV)

“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.”

is truly doing all that he can to cause Christians to doubt, for young people to make wrong choices as they begin to make their own decisions.

I see it in the Church- satan wants to cause us to get our minds off the Saviour and to cause us to find fault and complain and whine. I have seen it in the past in our ministries and others. The church that is in the building program and excited about the growth of the ministry will become attacked by satan to cause the people to disagree and fuss. The choir that is “Singing His Praise” may began to have devisions,.. why doesn’t the choir leader give me a lead part? Why are the practices so long? I don’t like to wear robes! He is singing off key. You name it… satan does it and our song is lost.

Oh what a joy it is to see people serving the Lord faithfully and keeping their minds on the Saviour, no mater what.

Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee.”

Lord, Help me to keep my mind on YOU and your will and make a difference in the lives of those around me. Lord, help me to not be critical or judgmental and help me to remember to Pray more for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Father, help us all to have victory over satan’s tricks and attempts to steal our JOY.

Yes, I know that ‘satan’ is a proper name, but I have a hard time giving him that honor, yet I truly believe he is real and alive today in our homes and churches.

I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: ”

“Oh,Victory In Jesus”