Satan?s Secret Weapon
Satan has a secret weapon that he uses on just about everyone at some point.? This weapon is so effective because it is secret!? This weapon keeps people from open fellowship with God and often times alienates it?s victims from friends and family. The weapon is Shame!
According to Wikipedia: The roots of the word shame are thought to derive from an older word meaning to cover; as such, covering oneself, literally or figuratively, is a natural expression of shame.
Shame is the enemy?s tool, used to isolate, discourage, and falsely accuse.? Often times shame stems from actions or decisions we?ve More >
I don?t like it when I fall, spiritually I mean. Of course I fail God every day, but I?m talking about the big things: pride, selfishness, self-righteousness. Those things tend to sneak up on me because they?re easy to rationalize and justify. Before I know it I?m finding fault with everyone else, excluding the number one offender?me. By the time I realize that I?m the culprit it?s too late.
Now I have a lot of patching up to do with the Lord, my family, and myself.
All of this failure wasn?t without warning. For weeks I kept hearing ?So, if More >
I knew it was wrong, but I didn?t care. I was more concerned with college parties than living a life committed to Jesus Christ.
Just days after my high school graduation I boldly declared, ?God, I?m going to have fun for a while. I?ll come back to you when I graduate.? Living out my promise, I spent the next several years in total rebellion. Every now and then I would actually listen to the warnings of my conscious, leading me to visit various churches. I never hung around for long though, because it was just too uncomfortable to be confronted with More >
?Carrie, when will you make time for me?? My husband?s words rang in my ears.
My thoughts raced. I don?t have time! I have so many project deadlines I can?t count them all. I was just too busy. Somehow, despite my good intentions, I was consumed with meaningless activity. It was all just fluff?things that kept me busy as a stay at home mom, but did nothing to mature me spiritually.
I don?t remember what I said to my husband that night, but I do remember turning him away. It breaks my heart to write those words, as it must have More >