Terrify the Dark

Terrify the Dark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DJwTfhaJEY Terrify the Dark is one of those songs that stirred something in me the first time I heard the song. It is a little on the mellower side compared to my normal Skillet favorites. But the lyrics really hit me right where I feel like God is working in my life. No power on Earth, no power in HellIs gonna steal my peaceTen thousand enemies, they willEnd up on their kneesWhen I'm hopeless, I can know this, You're with meYour light will terrify the darkI call upon the nameThat tears the night apartMy doubt will answer to Your scarsAnd…
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In Times of Trouble

In Times of Trouble

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Jesus said this to his disciples as he was trying to prepare them for a world without his physical presence. He knew that he was about to be arrested and all of the events that would follow. To get more context on where this verse is coming from, you should read John 14 -17. Even though these words were spoken directly to the disciples, it is appropriate that they…
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Reactive Prayer vs. Proactive Prayer

Reactive Prayer vs. Proactive Prayer

For as long as I can remember, I have mostly practiced reactive prayer. When bad stuff happens, I pray for resolution. When I get worried about something, I pray about it. It always seems like I am praying for a miracle to solve some kind of problem. Like the other day, the check engine light came on in my car. So I took the car to my mechanic and I prayed it wouldn't be expensive or that I wouldn't have to scrap this car and buy a different one. I ended up having to put some money into repairing the…
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The Love of a Friend

The Love of a Friend

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.John 15:13 Do you have a friend who will drop everything in their life to come and help you no matter what? I wish I had more friends like this. I also wish I was more like that friend. It is nice to have people available to rescue you when you need it and I have a few of those. I like to think that I would do that for a lot of people, but I also know that I am not always willing to give…
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The Battle of the Valley

The Battle of the Valley

I have heard it said that the Christian walk is a journey of ups and downs. I have experienced this as well having spent seasons where my faith felt strong and alive, and other seasons where my faith felt very weak. The highs are a lot more fun than the lows, but it is in the lows where I have discovered what I am made of. The valley is where the battle lies. This is where the enemy will strike because I am at my weakest. This is where too many have given up the fight. This is also where…
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