Sunday Drive - The War For Control

Sunday Drive - The War For Control

Every day there is a war for control of your mind. Satan and the negativity of this world filled with lies and cynicism wants to pull you down into a hole and never let you out.

The Lord wants to fill you with peace and joy to give you the freedom to live and explore all the wonders He has in store for you.

Romans 8:6 (NLT)
6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

I just went to the most difficult funeral in my life. Riley Horne was a young man, with his whole life ahead of him. He chose to end it at the age of 17. I will never understand. It was so tragic and devastating. 

Riley was apart of our church family. He was in the youth group. He was in my husband's Sunday school class. He will be so dearly missed. My heart is breaking for his family. Our pastor officiated the funeral and did such a wonderful job.

I love what Riley's mother, Tracy, said, "I want Riley to be remembered for the thousands of good choices he made in his life, not for the one poor choice he made. " This is so true! 

Riley Horne Obituary

Tracy is also starting the Riley Project to help others and to spread kindness just like Riley did.

Riley Project - GoFundMe

The outpouring of love and support for the family was beautiful. There were so many of Riley's classmates and friends there. Everyone had the same one question on their mind.... why? 

The only thing I can think of, is that Riley believed the lies. Satan bombarded him with lies that pushed him down into a hole and he didn't know how to get out.

The Lord exposes the lies and shows you the truth. We need to shut down the lies Satan tells us. Don't allow distractions and problems tear your focus away from The Lord. He can empower you to live above the circumstances of this life. 

Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Yes, there will be difficult times in this life, but we don't have to go through them alone. There are people all around you that love you, that want to help you. The Lord is there to speak to you through His word.

The Word of God is powerful and full of life. The Holy Spirit is there to comfort and give you strength.

John 14:16 (NKJV)
6 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper, that He may abide with you forever—

We must take control over our thoughts, and ask the Holy Spirit to fill our thoughts with truth. We must reject the lies and those thoughts that are unfit for a child of God.

When the light of truth shines powerfully in your heart, you will find your way of that hole of darkness and lies. The Lords healing presence will fill you with joy and your mind with life and peace.

May your mind be filled with the peace of Christ and His promises.



  1. Lori, thank you so much for sharing about my Riley. Your words are so precious and true. God has a special plan for each one of us, the enemy is doing everything to stop that and to destroy as many people as possible. Riley is in God’s army now, satan messed with the wrong kid and Mama!!!

    1. It was my pleasure. So true! Thank you for your comment!


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