June 30, 2011

Satan's Graffiti

I'm re-reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp again with some ladies from my church.  I continue to be blessed and challenged by Ann's words.

Our discussion on Chapter 5, What in the world, in all this world, is grace? brought to mind again how God had intended for life on this earth to be glorious, until sin entered the world.  Ann really hit home for me how Satan derailed that plan.

"The spirit-to-spirit combat I endlessly wage with Satan is this ferocious thrash for joy.  He sneers at all the things that seem to have gone hideously mad in this sin-drunk world, and I gasp to say God is good.  The liar defiantly scrawls his graffiti across God's glory, and I heave to enjoy God...and Satan strangles, and I whiten knuckles to grasp real Truth and fix that beast to the floor."

God is good ALL THE TIME, but Satan has warped our world.  I pray that today we can clearly recognize those areas of our lives that Satan is influencing.  Ask God to show you, and He will!


  1. Excellent post! My husband and I had this conversation just last night about Satan. We have to seek the Light because our world is so surrounded by darkness. When we look for the good and God, surely we will find Him. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday! ☺

  2. I am reading One Thousand Gifts for the very first time and just finished Chapter 6. What a life-changing book. I am so glad to have discovered it on the incourage web site. My new favorite book!


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