Just a reminder….I block the blogs of people who have no name, no information and no posts, unless I know who you are (and even then, I might block you). I have had people come to my site, with just such a blog name, whose intention is just to cause trouble.
We are finally starting to get some chilly weather here in our area. This week we’ll have lows in the 40’s at night. I love that kind of weather. Our house stays warm enough without turning on the heat, so we can give our electric bill a rest It’s not uncommon, though, to be in the 40’s one week, and back up in the 80’s the next. So the AC may be coming back on.
I have errands to run today….getting yesterday’s offering in the bank, taking Beth to work, and getting my nails done. I broke one.
Did you know that Satan probably goes to church more often than many Christians do? Satan likes to get into churches to see just how much damage he can do. He can cause division between church members. That way people can be more focused on the division than telling others about Jesus.
Or he can try to cause trouble in the life of someone whose focus is to work for God. He can work overtime to put temptations in the pathway of Christians. And many times Christians will fall for those temptations, because Christians are only humans. If he can distract people from their purpose, that purpose will never be accomplished. He can’t keep you out of Heaven, but he can keep you from taking others with you.
Those things have happened in our church more than once. Just remember that Satan will try to ruin the witness of a Christian, or an entire church, if they are working for God. The more good you do, the harder he will try to ruin it.
Some people mistakenly think that once you are a Christian, your life is easy. Well….not if you are doing it right. If you are being obedient to God, Satan is right behind you, throwing things in front of you in order to get you to stumble.
Thankfully, God is stronger. If Christians are focused on God, they won’t see those stumbling blocks.
1 John 4:4-5…..4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. NIV