Before I get into this blog entry, let me preface it with this statement:
Although I'm not what most would consider "a religious" type person, I am a spiritual person. I do believe in God, and I totally respect everyone's personal beliefs, and religious affiliations (Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. etc.). I do have a problem with anybody that believes they are exclusively in possession of all the worlds answers, and are the only group that can connect humanity to God. That way of thinking is extremely dangerous because they use that belief to justify committing horrible atrocities (such as war, sexism, homophobia, racism, antisemitism, etc) all in the name of God. ....so to sum that all up, I do believe in God, I have issues with organized religion, and always respect everyone's religious beliefs.Now... here's the whole reason for this blog. I received a forwarded e-mail from my sister, and responded to it in a funny tongue-in-cheek kind of way.
Here is the forwarded message she sent me:
*TELL THE DEVIL*
Tell the devil today, he is a liar! He will not take your joy, your peace or
disturb your spirit.
Tell him he cannot sleep in your bed-there's not enough cover.
Tell him he cannot sit in your chair-you will not give him occasion of
Tell him he can't touch your body-its covered with the blood of Jesus!
Tell him he cannot audit your finances-you've changed accountants!
Tell him he cannot enter your home-the locks have been changed.
Tell him to leave your workplace-he's not on the list of things to do today.
Tell him to take his hands off your children-because you've had hands laid
Tell him you have no time for nonsense, criticism, or fears-you are on a
mission, and you walk by faith.
Tell him no more tears, heartaches or headaches-because there's another, He that restores your soul.
Tell him. Tell him. Tell him. Tell him. Tell him, today, you have a gentle,
powerful inner peace within, that consumes you and leaves no room for
Tell him, today you will respond soothingly to a crying child, a tense
spouse, or impatient friend.
Tell him, today, you will find no fault with a relative, friend, or
Tell him to leave your tongue alone-for today you will not talk of anyone,
before placing God at the beginning of your thought.
Tell him, wherever you are, that God is. Tell him, God said, "My people will
abide in a peaceful habitation..and in quiet resting places." (Isaiah 32:18)
Today, tell him he is a liar!
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the
world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the
world" (John 16:33)
While you are making these statements of faith and fact, try reading the
devil his rights just like the police do for anyone they arrest!
1. You have the right to remain silent.
2. You have the right to a fair trial-to be given you by the saints of God
right before we collectively drop-kick you into the pit of hell forever.
3. You have the right to know that not only anything you say but anything
you do CAN and WILL be held against you.
AND HERE'S MY RESPONSE I SENT AFTER READING HER MESSAGE:
I'm sorry, but I don't have conversations with the devil. But if I see him, I'll pass your message along.
I thought it was pretty funny... even if you don't (lol).