Devil defying devotional for sale? What does that mean? Well, I will tell you as I have experienced it. As a child and servant of God, I am in daily battle with the enemy. The enemy presents [itself, herself, himself] in many forms. Many call the enemy the devil. Many blame the devil for their misfortunes, misadventures and mishaps. Not all our troubles are spearheaded by the devil, but, yes, the majority are because the devil is an adversary of God and God's people.
However, I have learned that God has given me the power to overcome the enemy each and every time [it, he, she] shows [its, his, her] ugly head. God has gifted me with the word of wisdom and the word of discernment. I learned all of this through Bible study and prayer. By having a personal relationship with Christ, I can talk and pray directly to him. Nonetheless, there are times that it becomes difficult to pray. The enemy attacks our minds and our speeches. That is when I turn to the Psalms.
But let's face it, we are living an ipod, ipad, iphone, ihome, I gotta go time when we need to get things done quickly and 24 hours in one day just does not seem enough. All of this is because we put more on our plates than we can eat. We are texting and emailing and surfing the net, playing games, running businesses that we have little time to spend with God. So there goes our much needed time with God. We want to find the solution to a quick interaction with God or like the song goes, have a little talk with Jesus but how do we go about it?
The book of Psalms is replete with prayers, remedies and blessings that bring strength, comfort and peace. Conversely, searching the corresponding verse to the problem at hand is, let’s face it, time consuming; and not all the time we know exactly where to begin to search for the scripture that speaks to the situation, challenge, issue or problem at hand.
Pleas, Praises and Promises is THE guide that directs YOU to the specific PERSONAL Psalm with its corresponding two verses, one being a plea the next being a promise from God that you can bet your bottom dollar will come to pass.
No one is exempt from oppression. Like the psalmist, you too
can experience oppression, which may cause you to agonize.
However, if you believe in God’s promises and put all your
trust in God, and then God will put your enemies in their place.
When in agony (verse 4) concerning being double-crossed
by a friend or friends, God’s word (verse 23) promises to
take care of them for you.
4 My heart is in anguish within me,
the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
23 But you, O God, will cast them down
into the lowest pit;
the bloodthirsty and treacherous
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you. (NRSV)
In another section you will find the verse corresponding to your praise (see the difference?) then a promise from God that will come to pass. One more example -another section features the verse which shows you God’s promises already fulfilled then your praise for those promises that have already been fulfilled.
There are different aspects of God’s involvement in these verses, God’s presence, God’s performance and God’s protection. You can actually see God’s performance in verse 23 – cast then down and you can see God’s promise God WILL!
According to many persons who have purchased Pleas, Praises and Promises, they have first read it through, like a book with chapters, to get the feel of it, THEN they pick it up each time they are dealing with their own personal issues and their battles with the enemy.
I am an American with a Puerto Rican heritage. Family is important to me. I am married with 3 sons, 11 grandchildren and 1 ggrandson. I am a work in process and in progress as I continue to be directed by God.
A student for life, currently in the D.Min program at Regent University. I love to meet people from all over the world. If I can encourage you, that will make me happy. I am a Christian ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. I love to write, solve puzzles, laugh and share information. Philippians 4:13 is my favorite scripture and my favorite book is the book of Psalms. My first devil defying devotional book is Pleas, Praises and Promises. Working on my memoir now.