Category Archives: Conflict

Not Man, But God

Proverbs 16:7 “When God approves of your life, when the Lord is pleased with the decisions you’ve made, even he activates grace to turn enemies into friends, your enemies will end up shaking your hand.” (MSG/TPT)

We will pick up today’s devotional with our final thought from yesterday. Which is, that you and I will discover that the biggest crisis, the biggest conflict, the biggest wrestling that you and I have in life is with God. You may be struggling and wrestling perhaps in your relationship with your children. Read the rest of this entry

Face It!

Genesis 32:22&24 “During the night Jacob… took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River… This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.” (emphasis added).

How do I walk in the blessing? The first thing you need to realize is that God is more interested in your character than in your contribution. Yes, God is more interested in who you are becoming on earth, than in what you are contributing (doing) to earth. Read the rest of this entry

Elah & Baca

Psalm 126:6 “He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” (NKJV).

The first of the four guaranteed valleys is The Valley of Siddim. The Valley of Siddim is the Valley of failure. The second Valley is The Valley of Eshcol. The Valley of Eshcol is the Valley of Fear, of intimidation, of inferiority complex. The third is The Valley of Elah. Read the rest of this entry

How To

Psalm 77:7-9 “Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?” 

The dictionary defines crisis as a time of intense difficulty or danger, a time when a difficult or important decision must be made. People experience crisis at different seasons in life. And sometimes, the entire world is plunged into a crisis like during the COVID 19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry

Right Words

Matthew 10:19-20 “…do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” (NIV, emphasis added).

We will kick-off today with our final thought from yesterday which is, that only God can make a wave. A surfer’s job, the believer’s job is to watch for the waves and surf the waves that God creates. Interestingly, some people try to make the waves themselves and that is a problem. Read the rest of this entry

Countercultural II

John 4:25-26 “The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” (emphasis added).

Did you know that in general at the time, men do not speak to their own wives in public? This was the cultural setting in place when Paul was talking to the Corinthian church. 1 Cor. 14:34-35 Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for them to speak. They should be submissive, just as the law says. If they have any questions, they should ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings.” Paul made this statement when they wanted to put order in the disorder in the Corinthian church. When I read this I was like, why can’t she ask him in church? Read the rest of this entry

Confront Lies

John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

One of satan’s main tactic is to lie to God’s people [John 8:44]. Which of the following lies are you most tempted to believe? I urge you to engage this truthfully and prayerfully. Read the rest of this entry

Unseen Reality

John 3:8 “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” [NIV]

If your Christianity is all about what you can see, then there is not much to be desired even from the world. The difference between the church and social clubs is the power of the Holy Spirit, it is the supernatural. Read the rest of this entry

Armed & Dangerous

Mark 3:27 Let me illustrate this further. Who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger—someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house.


When you enter the house of a strong man, you have to deal with the strong man first before you plunder and take possession of his goods. Read the rest of this entry

The Charge

Matt. 28:18 (NKJV)  And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit


This was the charge Jesus gave the disciples after His resurrection. Then Jesus says, Read the rest of this entry