The Top Ten Reasons Satan Wants You To Keep Secrets
10.) You lose out on the support God provides in the body of Christ.
9.) You lose confidence spiritually.
8.) You lose the ability to develop self-control, and you repeat the cycle of sin.
7.) You lose fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
6.) You lose your connection with the truth.
5.) You lose credibility with others.
4.) You lose intimacy with your family.
3.) You lose intimacy with others (it’s not the real you).
2.) You lose days, weeks, months, even years of joy and peace.
1.) You lose intimacy with God.
From Every Young Man God’s Man: Confident, Courageous, and Completely His by Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck, and Mike Yorkey
(The following comes from a new page that I just started today.)
I’m blessed to be a part of a great group of men at the church I serve. Each and every week we meet together for the purpose of fellowship, studying God’s Word, and prayer. God has been good to us ever since we first met back in 2001.
My hope and prayer when I first started the men’s ministry was that the men of our church would come to know Christ better and to have their minds renewed and their lives transformed… in every sphere of their lives… personally as well as at home with their families, at work, at church, in the community… everywhere. Again, God has been good and I have seen firsthand how this has happened and continues to do so.
One of the best ways we, as Christian men, can extend God’s Kingdom and impact our culture for Christ is by influencing men before they’re men. I believe the time to begin discipling, encouraging, and developing Christian men is when they’re still boys. Wouldn’t it be great if generation after generation of boys grew up in our churches where being discipled by their fathers and other godly men was commonplace? What might God do in and through the lives of such boys when they become men?
This page is devoted to some things I’ve written on the subject of shepherding (i.e., loving, caring for, encouraging, leading, discipling, developing, etc.) our sons to become men of God. As a father of three I can attest that I’m still learning. I still fall flat on my face as a dad. However, it’s my deepest desire that my own sons would become godly boys, then godly young men, and then, one day, godly men who are raising their own sons or daughters to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to live for him in every sphere of life. What could be better?
PS – Click here to go to the page on Godly Manhood. There’s a great deal more material there.
Grace and Truth,