Conflict and suffering abound in the world, in relationships, and inside you. What if the reason for humanity's suffering is more profound than it appears on the surface? Suppose an unseen force influences your thoughts and behavior to stay in a conflicted state of turmoil, where suffering is natural and joy is something to achieve. What if you are born under this invisible force's authority, which is why lies roll off the tongue while telling the truth is a struggle? "I've been watching you a long time..." starts the voice of The Devil in Our Heads. He then explains his role in the suffering of humanity and how civilization is helping his cause by living through their selfish desires and lustful nature. He discloses his role in the world and your life, "I am that authority; the condemning voice in your mind that pits you against them, them against you," he states, "and you against you. Despite being created in the image of God, you are born under my rule. Despite my reluctance, I'm going to tell you how to break free from my rule. Nonsense, you say? No one rules over you! Perfect, you are right where I want you, in denial. Enough said! My reluctance is currently overwhelming. To know more about my reign over you, buy the book. If not, no problem. I prefer you don't."
Life is a mixed bag of emotional moments. Intertwined with experiences of laughter, happiness and contentment are conflict, pain, and suffering. Suffering moments stay with us the longest because suffering penetrates to the soul. In the mist of our suffering, we need comfort. In our desperation, we need assurance that everything will be alright. We need concrete Hope.
In HOPE WALKED IN, Doc shares Biblical stories with insights and personal narratives that point to the Hope who gives us rest when we are weary, strength when we are weak, joy in turmoil, peace when we are suffering and hope when all seems lost...
When we are young, time crawls as our birthday, the holidays, and the family vacation approach. As we age, we wonder where it went as it zoomed by. Looking back twenty years, where did it go? Look ahead twenty years and we have all the time in the world. For most, we miss living in the moment by either contemplating the future or carrying our past around like a heavy backpack.
Time is of the essence. It comes and goes. And we are here for a short duration. The book of James reads, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” And Psalm 144:4 states, “They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.”
Tomorrow becomes today, and yesterday is but a dream; thoughts that bring back moments joy or regret. We remember moments, not days. And each new day brings forth the opportunity to make new, joyful memories. To rekindle the old, by creating the new.
Jesus tells us in the bible how to live out our days so they are full of love and joy. Jesus lived in the moment; not from a past regret or tomorrow’s worry. He lived in the moment then and still does now.
Because Jesus is a now Savior!
“Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.”
Words can penetrate the heart to the soul.
Words are the basis of communication. Words create. The evidence is that God spoke the universe into existence. Word can also destroy the flip side of the same coin. We talk about ourselves, and others can build us up or tear us apart.
Word War explores words from A to Z that compare negative labels of defeat to our victorious identity in
Who are you?
It depends on the words you believe.
Life is a struggle. We naturally sabotage life as conflict and suffering are evident in the world. What if the reason for humanity's suffering is more profound than what appears on the surface? Have you ever noticed that lies roll off the tongue while truth-telling can be scary nervous? Could an evil exist that is increased in humanity at its core, and we are powerless against it? FREE INDEED is a study guide workbook that explains the why behind the evil, sinful force and how we overcome its power through Jesus Christ.
So if the Son sets you free, you are FREE INDEED.
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