Posts Tagged ‘Devil’

This is a poem written by my daughter Christina Wilson.

 

I began to dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It seems in my mind

The devil has me in knots

 

Over and over again

How I repeat my own sin

The devil has me confused

My life is what’s bruised

 

It’s in my mind that I dwell

My voice wants to tell

Of God’s great grace

How He spared me from hell

 

I now dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It’s His voice that I hear

How He draws me so near

 

 

© Copyright By Christina Wilson, All Rights Reserved 2017

When you are digging into life by your fingernails

You are grasping at the air like a windblown sail

You stop for a breath of air as you huff and puff

Your minds going crazy as you growl and gruff

 

Is it sin in your heart that you secretly hide

Down a slippery slope as you slosh and slide

You start to confess and breathe with a sigh

Your heart is relieved as Christ draws you nigh

 

But the devil is prowling as if he’s looking to kill

It’s your effectiveness that he wants to steal

So you cling to the cross with everything you have

Christ heals your wounds better than liniment and salve

 

But the devil’s still a prowling as if on a hunt

He lurks in the dark always trying to pull a stunt

He tries to fill your head full of lies that make you quake

It’s your joy that he keeps on trying to take

 

If he gets you going and causing you to doubt

He’ll have you hanging your head causing you to moan and pout

Thankfully Christ never leaves you all alone

It’s your heart that Gods Spirit makes His home

 

God’s Word is implanted in our heart

It’s how we lean on Jesus for a daily fresh start

He convicts our heart when we sin

With Jesus as my answer I can win

 

So if your answer is to tug and fight

Turn to Jesus, for He is Light

Our flaws is not how Christ sees us

Our answer is to be Raised With Jesus

 

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 through 2016

Blessed Is The Man Who Is Not Deceived

Have you ever noticed, that while watching your favorite TV program or even a program you’re really interested in that we seem to be watching more commercials than programs? Do you ever wonder why that is? Well it’s a marketing tool where a manufacturer is trying to interest the viewer into buying their product, whether the viewer needs it or not. To take it a step further, have you even considered the amount of money these manufacturers spend on marketing their products? Just to name a few, there’s brand name cereal, house hold goods, sports clothing, big name athletic shoes, especially famous sports figures endorsed items, and lets not leave out all the electronic equipment and devises, computers, smart phones. These people spend millions at least with the sole purpose is to TEMPT you into deciding that you or someone in your family can not live without their product. Guess what they win hands down all the time.

Can we venture into this thought a little deeper? Have you ever done something you shouldn’t have and afterwards asked yourself WHY DID I DO THAT? To be honest I have. The Bible says, Gods own Word says that the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, he’s like a lion searching to DEVOUR his prey. Now along the same line of thought in how a manufacturer will go to any length. Not to mention the amount of money spent in advertising. TEMPTING us to go out and buy their product. Can you the reader see a parallel or even see a similarity in how the devil and his demonic realm might operate? And it wouldn’t be right or fair if we don’t mention that we have our very own sinful desires. We can’t always blame the devil, however crafty he might be. Temptation comes in many, many forms, often even the same things just in a more sweeter disguise. And there are even some of us that have been deceived or persuaded into thing that God might be tempting me. God Does not, Can not, Will not ever tempt any of us, however He will test us. Temptation for often comes in ways I don’t expect and is all most always irresistible is some way.

Now let us take a journey into Gods Word, to find Truth, Encouragement, Strength, and Direction. With the desire to allow Him to be our guide while under trials and temptation.

JAMES 1:12-18

12) Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

13) When tempted, no one should “God is tempting me.” For God can not be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; (14) but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.

  1. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown, gives birth to death.
  2. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. (17) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (18) He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all He created.

Folks it’s up to us to rely on Christ who lives in us, to be our strength to not allow ourselves to fall into temptation which can cause sin and sin ultimately causes seperation from our Holy God. However crafty the devil is and no matter how irresistible and inviting temptation and sin is, KNOW THIS: Our God has DEFEATED it all with what Jesus did on the cross. If God is for us who can stand against us. Praise God right.

In Christ

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011, 2012 and 2013

So the devil knows his fate

For your soul he just waits

Just waiting for you to fall

Hoping for the Lord you won’t call

 

He just waits to steal your heart

So he can rip your life apart

Causing you to stumble and sin

To shred your life from within

 

I have to let you know one thing

It is not just the devil that stings

We are born into sin so you know

It is the devil that tempts you though

 

He comes to destroy your walk

So it looks like you just talk

It is not just your soul he steals

He wants your heart so you won’t feel

 

Why is your heart so important

So Gods ways will be unimportant

Next he comes to kill all life

So you’ll be filled with nothing but strife

 

His aim is to separate you from Christ

The devil wants to be your tryst

Is there a solution for all this mess

Let Christ be your Lord and nothing less

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and 2012