Does Evil Exist?

October 14, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under Politics

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I’ve been torn about whether to put this post in the faith or politics category. Good and evil is obviously a question of faith, but their implications are far beyond faith, touching on each aspect of our lives.

In the political realm we struggle over what is “good.” Both parties are absolutely certain their good is the true good. Some on both sides say that the end, the “good”, justifies the means of getting there. Politics has become a dirty and cutthroat game, scaring off many a good man or woman from running for office. Those who have lived at all fear the repercussions of a nasty campaign on their family.

So I decided to put this post in politics, urging a decent and respectful approach to very real disagreement on very substantative issues. We can disagree vehemently and not be hateful or disagreeable. We can face the challenges of this great nations of ours without hating or hurting the opponent. To win we do not have to destroy for that win is no win at all.

At the same time we should not be intimidated by the evil that surrounds us. Stand strong and firm, ever pressing for the truth. Do not give in. Do not quit. We can do this. We can take back our America! never, Never, NEVER quit.

On Being Right

October 12, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under faith

Have you ever been in a situation where you were certain you were right? I have.

So what is my response when I think I am being wronged?

1. Stand and take it. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m stupid. But I don’t really see any other option. Times are tough. And they are only going to get tougher. Light will become lighter and dark will become darker. We are promised hardship and trial and false accusations. But do not fear. Our Loving Father will defend us and will do with us what He wills for our ultimate betterment and perfection and for His glory on the earth. It is an honor to be refined by the Lord. If you allow it, His yoke will be easy and His burden will be light.

2. Go after the real enemy. We are blind. We think the people are the enemy. They are not. They are tools of the enemy. If we only had any clue of how spiritual everything is. Those human “enemies” are oppressed and in bondage and it is our obligation to them to intercede on their behalf. In fact, I think that when we are the ones being attacked we probably stand in a place of greater spiritual authority to help set our attacker free. Do not take this lightly. We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens. Do not let the enemy suck you into whatever he is doing to them. In fact, if you do not know how to pray for them determine what you are feeling and experiencing and it will likely be how the enemy is attacking them.

3. Love conquers all. It may be God’s plan that you be vindicated and it may not. Lay down your life and continue to love. Be quick to forgive lest anything attach itself to you. Love, love, love. Bear all. Believe all. Hope all. Endure all.

4. Walk in grace and humility toward others. Okay we should do this anyway. But when God is about the purifying process it often comes in many areas of life at once. You will not just have one conflict…you will have 7. The enemy’s point is to overwhelm you…to make things that by themselves are no big deal huge because of all the other things you are dealing with. God’s point is to push you to your limits so they are no longer your limits. Walk in grace and humility and be on guard.

5. Cry out for mercy. There is nothing we can do apart from God’s mercy. You need it. I need it. The attacker needs it. The city needs it. The nation needs it. The world needs it. Cry out for mercy!

6. Don’t let the attack distract you from where God was taking you. The timing of the attack was not coincedental. The attack could have come at any moment. What were you doing leading up to it? Likely the enemy was trying to keep you from that thing whether it be praying for a friend or moving your life to the mission field.

7. Realize you just might be wrong. Maybe you are not being wronged…even if you cannot possibly see it any other way…even if you are 100% convinced you are right…even if everyone you know is 100% convinced you are right. You may be wrong. Continually seek repentence.

You Won’t Relent by Kim Walker

March 10, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under faith

God will not relent until He has 100% of our body, mind and spirit. He wants to bless us, yes He does. But more than that, He wants us to be sold out to Him and He will orchestrate our circumstances to make that happen. He will not relent. He is on a quest for you. He loves you and gave Himself up for you.

Remember when you first fell in love? Remember how the person was always on your mind? How you could hardly function when you were apart from them? That is how God feels about you. He is absolutely in love with you. You are always on His mind. And He aches when anything separates the two of you.

In the same way that this song is a cry from God not relenting until He has all of us, it is also a cry of our hearts. Lord, I will not relent until I have all of you. I am not satisfied knowing just parts and pieces of You. I am not satisfied creating You or imagining You in my finite imagination. I want to have all of You! I MUST have all of You! I will not relent until you show Yourself to me. I am desperate to know you Lord!

That is the kind of bold and hungry prayer that God answers. He is not some sicko that needs to be adored, but He is a Lover that deserves to be loved. Just as a husband responds to the adoration of his wife and loves her more and she then respects him more, the circle is complete in our relationship with God. The more we eagerly pursue Him, the more He will be found and the more we find of Him, the more we desire to eagerly pursue Him.

I won’t relent until you have it all. My heart is yours. My heart is yours. My heart is yours. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. Ask to be sold out to the Lover of Your Soul and you may not have a perfect or easy life. You may face hardship and persecution. But you will experience the best life you could have ever imagined. For your heart is His.


March 5, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under Featured

Faith is the foundation for all that is America. It is an essential principle for a democratic and free people. Democracy cannot flourish where people do not have self-restraint.