This is October 31 - Halloween. Funny costumes make Satan obvious today, but he's prowling around all year. He's is apt to whisper lies - not only today - everyday. I find myself listening to him sometimes.
So, I'm moping around the house, feeling guilty for something I did once. Do I think Jesus was surprised at the terrible things I asked Him to forgive? He forgave me and took the guilt. I don't need to go back there. I'll repent of any new offense and He's promised to fogive that too.
Jesus isn't surprised at how needy and weak I am. Read more here: Jesus Knows You
Do you memorize Scripture? I can become proud of myself when I can recite a Bible verse from memory. I've never been good at it so when I get it -- Yay!
The problem is, in repeating a verse over and over, in effort to commit it to memory, I find myself meditating on its meaning. This week's memory verse became painful. It caused me to admit the reasons it will take God's hand to create a clean heart and right spirit within me. I'm self-centered. I think of myself before anyone else. Sometimes I refuse to be obedient even when I know God's will for me.
Is it possible your Christian mission is to write? Christian fiction writers help show what it's like to live their faith in the everyday world.
Author Peggy Trotter writes romance, from a Christian's perspective. Her writing career grew from her love of reading. This week on BellaOnline Christian Living, I interviewed Peggy.
The mundane becomes inspiration.