Greetings to my Christian Siblings,
This book is presented in a straightforward and conversational style. Each chapter is scripturally based and simple to understand. The problem-solving action steps, regarding the Christian Issues discussed here, are user friendly. But I caution you that breaking old habits takes dedication and stamina. These action steps are not for the faint-hearted, for they ask us to delve past the surface of our daily interactions and get to the heart of how honest we really are with ourselves, with others, and with our God.
From personal experience I can state that understanding God’s will in my life is often far easier than submitting to His will in my life. Like so many life lessons, I’ve learned the action steps that you will read about in this book, the hard way. They did NOT first appear as I see them today. They appeared as anxiety, sleeplessness, bad dreams, dysfunctional relationships, buckets of tears and diminished health.
Amazingly, when I got right with God, the action steps came into focus. Like I said, I learned these steps the hard way.
Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Sin, like Cobwebs, can easily entangle us. And just like when we walk through an actual cobweb and are then simply overcome with the urgency to get that sticky stuff off of our bodies, the spiritual equivalent should occur. When we find that The Spider has managed to weave a spiritual cobweb in our soul, we should be overcome with the same urgency to be rid of it immediately.
The Spider wants to trap us, and he spins various and sundry webs to try to do so. Satan’s cobwebs are waiting for us all. Though the blood of Christ does continually clean us (1 John 1:7), but sometimes we lose our focus and get all wrapped up in The Spider’s web.
When that happens, we may tend to obsess about how we were wronged or how we woefully wronged someone else. It is significant to note that in such times it is apparent that our minds have been focusing on our yesterdays and our tomorrows, instead of simply looking up to Christ who is our RIGHT NOW.
In many churches today there are people who feel spiritually miserable because they have been attacked by Satan’s Spiritual Spider Webs.
Here’s how it happens: Some wrong word or deed occurs, and the next thing you know The Spider is attempting to set up housekeeping in your soul. And he always brings his darkness with him: things like hopelessness, anger, misery, isolation, rejection, worthlessness, jealousy, revenge & apathy.
But we are not of the dark. We are Children of Light. Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”
Clearly, Satan wants to alienate us from God, and he is using our own minds to do so. Because of that, this book is needed. Because of that, this book was written.
The action steps below indicate what we, as Christians, are supposed to do when we come face to face with our own human errors, and find Cobwebs in the Christian Soul.
1. Mess Up?
2. ‘Fess Up!
3. Fix It! (Even If You Can’t, God Can!)
4. Move On
5. Live Better = Pray & Study GOD’S WORD
6. Be Actively Engaged in the Church
So there you have it: six simple chapters based on six simple concepts. Let’s get started!
In Him, Gayla Wood
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gayla Wood is a Christian writer, frequent keynote speaker at women's events, and educator. She and her husband live in the great state of Texas. They have one daughter and four utterly amazing grandchildren.