John 8:24 – “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” 

Are you willing to face the truth in a day where deception and lies are everywhere? People and processes we thought we could trust in the past have lost credibility. The Bible has been credible and unshakable throughout the ages. Jesus Christ has always claimed to be the ultimate Truth who will set you free from all lies and sin. You want the truth? Jesus is it! Turn to Him.

Declaration: I believe the Truth. I turn to see His face today so I can be set free. 

Recognize the Voice of the Snake?

Beware of being fixated on your past. It can be toxic. When this happens, your fight for greatness gets replaced with a fight for preserving history, and living it out over and over again. That’s where it really gets ugly!

You can see how ugly it gets in the conversations you have in your head. Admit it. You remember something that happened in the past and think, “I should have said this,”  “I should have done that,” or “What if…” You start to construct conversations in your head that are not only practicing for a fight you will regret, they transport you back to the anger and hurt all over again. STOP IT! 

From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. – Psalms 73:7

All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations – Isaiah 65:2

When you find yourself having those conversations in your head, like Adam and Eve before you, YOU ARE TALKING TO SNAKES! The serpent wants to keep you wrapped up in your past so you never forgive. If you don’t forgive, you will turn bitter. Once you’re bitter, you are angry all the time and kill your witness for Jesus!

Not only do you kill your testimony, you slam the brakes on your upgrade. Moving forward means forgiving those in your past, turning your face forward and saying, “NO!” when the snake tries to stir you up about your past.

Do you recognize the voice of the snake? When you do, tell him to get out of your head in the name of Jesus. Replace his voice with forgiveness and you will prosper!

From my book Living Life /Forward