Get Engaged

Ever struggle with sharing your faith? Here are some words of witnessing wisdom from the Apostle Paul, one of the greatest evangelists in the history of the universe:

Though I am free and belong to no one, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

Evil (In 100 Words or Less)

Got a deep, thorny, mind-boggling Bible question? Send it to getupwithgod@gmail.com and I’ll do my very best to answer it in 100 words or less.

Yesterday, we answered questions about Satan. Today, we delve into a related topic.

Here’s the question: Where does evil come from and why did God allow it in the first place?

A large-brained theologian named J.B. Phillips once said: “Evil is inherent in the risky gift of free will.” Norman Geisler said: “Whereas God created the fact of freedom, humans perform the acts of freedom. God made evil possible; creatures make it actual.”

Here’s what Jesus’ brother James said:

Satan (In 100 Words or Less)

SatanGot a deep, thorny, mind-boggling Bible question? Send it to getupwithgod@gmail.com and I’ll do my very best to answer it in 100 words or less.

Today, you get two questions for the price of one.

Here’s Question #1: What does the Bible reeeeeally say about Satan?

First, the whole horn/pitchfork/pointy tail thing is made up. That’s not in the Bible.

The Bible describes Satan as a fallen angel who rebelled against God, was thrown out of heaven and now battles humans and God. “Satan” literally means “adversary” and that’s exactly what he is. He’s also called the devil, the accuser, the evil one, the father of lies, the prince of darkness and the god of this age.

Anti-Grumbling Prayer

Here’s a little prayer to conclude NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015. Thanks to all who participated!

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,

Please forgive me for all my
grumbling
griping and
groaning.

Grumbling Antidote #5: Rest

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

I don’t know about you, but I find that when I’m tired I’m especially prone to grumpiness.

If I were to type the way I feel at those times, there would be lots of CAPITAL LETTERS and UNDERLINING and BOLD FONT and ITALICS, capped off with an excess of EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! It’s like EVERY LITTLE THING gets MAGNIFIED and BLOWN WAAAAAAAAY OUT OF PROPORTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grumbling Antidote #4: Fill ‘Er Up

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Ever feel like you’re running on empty?

I find that I’m most prone to grumble when I try to navigate life under my own power. Here’s what we get when we let our sinful nature take the wheel:

hatred
discord
jealousy
fits of rage
selfish ambition
dissensions
factions
envy
and much much more
(Galatians 5:20-21)

Grumbling Antidote #3: Praise

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Whenever you feel like griping, groaning or grousing, search the Psalms. They’re packed with praise:

The Lord lives!
Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!
(Psalm 18:46)