The thief’s (devil) purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT
When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before. Luke 11:24-26 NLT
A GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS IS INTENTIONAL, NOT ACCIDENTAL.
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:5-10 NLT
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT
You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:7-9 NLT
YOU CAN’T GET YOUR EXTERNAL LIFE IN ORDER WHEN YOUR INTERNAL LIFE IS OUT OF ORDER.
SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE OUTCOME WISHES WITH NO INPUT DISCIPLINES AND THEY WONDER WHY THEY ARE FRUSTRATED.
READING AND STUDYING THE BIBLE
CONFESSING SINS REGULARLY
SERVING IN THE CHURCH
PRAYING FOR AN UNBELIEVER AND THEIR GROWTH AND INVITING THEM INTO YOUR LIFE.
“bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NLT
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT
Does a farmer always plow and never sow? Is he forever cultivating the soil and never planting?; The farmer knows just what to do, for God has given him understanding.; Isaiah 28:24;26
WE WANT INSTANTLY WHAT IS ONLY DEVELOPED THROUGH CONSISTENCY