You have been diligently studying the scriptures from the bible, worshipping God in fellowship, and dutifully battling for God as a prayer warrior. Yet somehow, you have a nagging feeling that you are still falling short of God’s standards.

You have doubts about your spiritual progress. You desperately need clear mile markers of encouragement for your spiritual growth. You desire a strengthening from God to put you on the right path of spiritual growth.

In the Letter to the Galatians (5:22–23), Saint Paul lists the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The shorter version commonly used in both Catholic and Protestant…


You are excited about the new diet and exercise plan you just formulated. You picture yourself with a perfect body that will make supermodels turn their heads. You make the ultimate resolution of sticking with your fool-proof plan, no matter what.

Like 80% of the new year resolutions made every year, you could not follow through with your plan and give up in less than a month.

You know you should be doing more, but you are deflated when you have no idea how to keep your motivation from slipping, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, or…


“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Our physical world is only a manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual world. The key reason why you are experiencing all the stress and problems in the physical world is because of the events happening in the spiritual world.

Spiritual warfare is raging all around with us caught in the middle, and we are in effect struggling against the work of preternatural evil forces.

Let me be brutally honest with you: you will be up against…


You are hurt again by those you least expect. You realized with horror that they don’t even care how you feel.

Anger, malice, and revenge creep into your mind.

A small voice inside you is asking you to stay calm. You want to trust God and let go, but the urge to take things into your own hands is enticingly strong.

Faced with temptations and wrongful desires, we turn to the Word of God in Isaiah 43:18–19 to

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do…


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You want to know what to eat to lose weight and get healthy without giving up your favorite foods or starving yourself. You desire to improve your health and look better. You absolutely yearn to have the lean and alluring body of your dreams.

You feel frustrated after trying and discarding many diets. Those restrictive diets deplete your willpower, increase your cravings, and lead you to binge and gain weight — the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

You heard about the wildly popular ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short). You understand that many studies have…


As a woman, you are stretched and stressed by the multiple demands on your time. You are expected to multi-task all the time, not only taking care of your domestic duties with efficiency and grace but also having to juggle all the office responsibilities at work.

You are plagued by worries about money matters, job security, health, and relationship issues. You are tormented with balancing the demands of your family obligations, caregiving for children and elderly parents, and work responsibilities as well as other roles.

You are overwhelmed with time pressures and unmet obligations. You feel a sense of failure…


Have you ever felt like something is out there to get you, no matter what you say or do?

You are not alone. Many people felt the same way.

The truth is that something is actually out to get you, as Peter has warned us in 1 Peter 5:8:-

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Since the beginning of the human race in the Garden of Eden, the devil has ceaselessly tried to bait us with false teaching, lure us into sin, and turn us against each other.


You can’t figure out why things are so terrible for you. You can’t understand why you don’t see miracles happening for you like for those lucky people in the bible. You can’t understand why God is not answering your prayers.

God has answers for you today.

You need to understand that everything that occurs in the visible, physical world is directly connected to the spiritual warfare being waged in the invisible, spiritual world.

God has already made known to us in Ephesians 6:12:-

“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against…


You desire a long and healthy life, without exorbitant medication or strenuous routines to enslave you. You want to feel good about your overall being and be happy.

You know that there are ancient secrets and techniques, but you want something that is easier to learn than Tai Chi, less strenuous than Yoga and offers all the benefits of Meditation, and can take as little as only 20 minutes a day.

Too good to be true?

Qigong used to be a closely kept and jealously-guarded secret of Shaolin Temple. …


You have the odd feeling that invisible forces are acting against you. You are plagued with problems and oppressed with negative feelings of tiredness, hopelessness, and despair.

Your intuition is correct: spiritual forces are battling against you, as God has warned us in Ephesians 6:12:-

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Saint Paul has affirmed that our battle is indeed spiritual and that we are up against spiritual enemies that are constantly…

Phillip Tan

Write content that helps businesses and entrepreneurs to excel, health-conscious people to stay healthy & fit, in a God-centered way. cytan2016@gmail.com

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