What Controls Your Mood?

 

Do you ever have “just one of those days” in which the darker forces seem to be industriously wreaking havoc in the orderly calm of your life, and even the most trivial incidents are producing rather disagreeable results? The barista made you a lukewarm whole milk latte, although you specifically ordered an extra hot soy latte. How do they even mix that up? You called your sister up to share some good news, but she ended up monopolizing the conversation and complaining about her “unfair” life for forty minutes. Your latest electricity bill is triple the cost of last month’s, so the family will now be banned from touching the thermostat. Regardless of how insignificant or consequential the circumstances of a bad day may be, resist the urge to succumb to moodiness. No amount of spilled coffee, annoying family disputes, or incompliance from your spouse justifies your wallowing in sullen terseness, egocentric vexation, or bitter resentment. Rather than squandering our days self-centeredly focused on our unhappy travails, we must actively pursue a Christ-centered mind.

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Know Your Adversary

Why would anyone want to know Satan? It probably seems odd that we, as Christians, would want to know anything about him except that we should stay far away from him! However, as Christians, it is imperative to be aware of our greatest enemy who despises us and the Lord we serve. We ought to be aware of his nature and tactics so we are not surprised when he is at work. God’s Word enables us to learn key information about the Enemy, enabling us to be sensitive to his attacks and prevail!

 

Before you accepted Christ into your life, God and Satan were in a battle for your soul. The moment you surrendered your life to God, and accepted Jesus as your savior, you eradicated Satan’s deadly grip on your life. However, by choosing God’s side, you also signed yourself to be one of Satan’s enemies.

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