Episode #49 – In this 4-part Series, Angela looks at the lives of Jesus, Elijah, David, and Ruth, and shows us how we can move from desert to destiny. In today’s episode on the life of Jesus and His desert experience, we learn to recognize the ways we are tempted, resist temptation through Scripture, and realize God is propelling us to destiny.
Day 351 of Bible Reading Plan – One of the most significant battles we will face in this life is the battle of the mind as we war within and try to defeat sin. But next to that chief battle is the need to be wise regarding the influence of people around us that can pull us away from devotion to God.
Almost ALL of my marriage messes were and are due to my desires either clashing with my husband’s desires or allowing them to turn into demands.
Day 302 of Bible Reading Plan – There is a test that we all must go through. The test of faith. There is no fence walking there. We are either in faith or we are not. And we will bear consequences for that choice. It is pass/fail. No in-between.
After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit the Lord led Jesus (Some say He was driven by the Spirit!) into the wilderness.
Mental purity is protecting your mind against impure thoughts, and in today’s world, it’s difficult.
Episode 21 – Today, we take a look at the greatest temptation that Jesus faced. Hint: it wasn’t the cross.
This same Jesus who turned away from pride, position, and false worship resides in us by the Spirit to enable our humility, servanthood, and true worship.
What we don’t realize is that, oftentimes, we become victims of financial slavery in this process, heaping on loads of debt and worry.
Thanksgiving is a time when we stop for a moment and think of what we’re grateful for. Of course we’ll list the usual: family, friends, a good job, a place to live. All of those are wonderful things and true blessings. But there are a few things we don’t normally thank God for.
Is He enough? Because if He is, why am I constantly searching for fleeting momentary glimpses of the approval of others?
There is no wiser decision than trusting him. My choice is to follow him, to fully yield my heart and mind, and to place my life and future in his hands.
Could he deliver me from my current state? Surely, it was too late. I was trapped in the thicket, imprisoned by my own choices and, now, destroying others.
We’re in the world but not of the world. The problem is when the desire of the world lives in us. But the power of the Holy Spirit can change our desires.
Now I was feeding others the same fruit that I knew had enslaved me. I was helpless to stop it, and part of me delighted in it.
I reached up, and a perfectly ripened fruit seemed to fall into my hand. I hesitated as I considered the gatekeeper’s words: “It will only bring you harm.”
We are running out of time daily to get things right. There is no time for regrets or shame. Each decision we make matters.
We were hooked on the empty promises and the heavenly picture in front of us. Our heads were in a tailspin. We felt like we were staring into the eyes of paradise. “Just sign right here,” he said.
The concept of sin didn’t even exist yet in the heart or mind of man. Adam was complete. But God gave one simple specification to Adam: do not eat from this particular tree.