Monthly Archives: January 2015

Satan has No Authority over You, but You Do over Him — A Quote by Neil T. Anderson in “Victory Over the Darkness”

“Do you realize that the significant dominion Adam exercised before the fall has been restored to you as a Christian? That’s part of your inheritance in Christ. Satan has no authority over you, even though he will try to deceive you into believing that he has. Because of your position in Christ, you have authority over him.”

— Neil T. Anderson, “Victory Over the Darkness”, pp 26-27

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Changes for in 2015

Thanks to the teaching of Michael Hyatt, I took to heart the importance of reviewing the past year and goal-setting for the new year. One of the things I realized is that I was spending too much of my limited free time looking for new verses and new quotes to post on weekends, which was giving me virtually no time to write. And writing about walking intimately with God is what is not only on my heart, but what I’m called to do.

So one of the changes for 2015, starting next week (it took me a few weeks to get this set up) is that I will auto-post previous favorite verses and favorite quotes on Saturdays (like I do for Monday to Friday) on Facebook and Twitter, and just post new verses and quotes manually on Sundays. I didn’t want to quit posting new things entirely, since I come across really good things all the time that I want to share! But this frees up some time on Saturday morning, and so I hope to post more original writings then.

The other thing I wanted to do is to communicate better about the heart of God. One thing I did in 2014 is to go through the Harmony of the Gospels with Kalos, a youth ministry I am part of. The Harmony of the Gospels is a chronological reading of the life of Jesus, trying to integrate what is found in the four Gospels. You can read what I developed so far in the “90 Days with Jesus” tab in the menu of

In planning for 2015, I realized that we were reading the Harmony of the Gospels too quickly for me to develop the kind of comments and devotions that properly brought out the heart of God. So one of the focuses of my writing in 2015, and a plan that will probably take well into 2016, is to develop an even nicer devotional for the Harmony of the Gospels that I can publish either as an e-book or a printed book. You, however, can read it first, right here on, as I end up writing one post at a time.

Prayer is Reaching Out to Find God — A Quote by Sadhu Sundar Singh in “At the Master’s Feet”

“Prayer is an effort to lay hold of God Himself, the Author of life, and when we have found Him who is the source of life and have entered into communion with Him, then the whole of life is ours and with Him all that will make life is perfect.”

— Sadhu Sundar Singh, “At the Master’s Feet”, Kindle location 377

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Joy and Strength Come from Times with God — A Quote by Steve and Wendy Backlund in “Igniting Faith in 40 Days”

“I love God’s presence. He is my refuge and strength. Personal hope and joy are powerful fruits that come from my ‘hiding place’ times with God.”

— Steve and Wendy Backlund, “Igniting Faith in 40 Days”, Kindle location 763

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Godly Vision Aims for the Impossible — A Quote by Matt Sorger in “Power for Life”

“God wants you to have a vision way bigger than yourself. It should be something impossible for you to achieve on your own. He really wants to be glorified through what He accomplishes in and through your life… Michelangelo once said, ‘The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.'”

— Matt Sorger, “Power for Life”, Kindle location 1836, 1840

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Come to God to Truly Satisfy Your Thirst — A Quote by Sadhu Sundar Singh in “At the Master’s Feet”

“The water of life cannot be found in man-made tanks or cracked cisterns; but those who approach Me in prayer with a pure heart will find in Me, who am the source of the living water, that from which they may obtain satisfaction, invigoration, and eternal life (Isa. lv.1; Jer. ii.13; Rev. xxii.17).”

— Sadhu Sundar Singh, “At the Master’s Feet”, Kindle location 461

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