10 Ways to Kick the Devil’s Butt in Your Everyday Life – #3

Time for way number three! This one is EPIC. ?

3. Believe for Big Things

The devil wants us to think small. If we believe in God at all, he wants us to put God into a small box with the idea that He is a guy in the sky simply for us to sing to on Sunday mornings.

Which could never be more wrong.

Believer’s believe! God has put dreams and desires in our heart (Psalm 37:4) and has crafted a wonderful destiny for each of us (Jeremiah 29:11).

This 2017, we need to do or part; step out in faith and believe God that He will bring to it pass (Matthew 18:19). Then God will do His part. We serve a BIG God Who has BIG plans for us. He has put BIG dreams and desires in our hearts. We are going to great AWESOME things for Him.

We don’t serve a teeny-wheeny God. Yesterday we just celebrated Him raising our Savior from the dead! We serve a HUUUUGE God Who also acts according to our faith. (Mathew 9:29). Our level of faith is directly related to the degree of God’s Word dwelling in our hearts, that is, that Word which is reality to us and in which we are daily walking. The subject of faith is a very, very big subject I have taken many classes on and could go on for hours. (Seriously, I just took a look at my many notes. ?) But my point is that we serve a big God Who wants us to believe Him for BIG things.

Matthew 18:19 says,

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.”

I pray for all of you guys every single day and would love to believe God for big things with you! You can send me a specific prayer request here or to my email address, madigrace[at]powerofGOD[dot]com. Because I know what it’s like to believe Him for big things. When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with arthritis that could’ve put me in a wheelchair. It used to be so bad, jumping from joint to joint and making the doctors freak out and having to put me on the same medicine cancer patients are on. Daily injections, steroid injections, and splints were a daily reality to me. But I’m not a weak, frustrated, ineffective Christian. I believe God for BIG stuff. I’ve been standing in faith, praying and believing and… here I am, not blind, no wheelchair, and the teensy-tinsy little bit of what the doctors deemed incurable that remains is getting better! Last week, I was able to bend my knee all the way back for the first time in years without any pain.

You know how seriously mad that makes the devil who wanted to keep me from my calling? He just got his butt kicked.

Don’t settle for less when God says you can have more.

By |2017-04-17T19:29:52-04:00April 17th, 2017|Butt-Kicking, Encouragement, Mondays with Madi|28 Comments

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I'm Madi: blogger, writer, doll collector, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about me here and this blog here.


  1. From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) April 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    WOW! Great post!

    • Madi April 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

  2. Sarah April 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    YES YES YES! I LOVE your posts so much, Madi girl!

    • Madi April 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Aw, I’m SO glad! Thanks so much, Sarah!

  3. Sara????? April 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Hey, MADISON?

    WOW! Another successful job!? Wow god healed you! ?That right there my friend being able to bend your knee back when you couldn’t in years that is (KICKING THE DEVIL’S BUTT!)????? AWESOME post! ☺KEEP IT UP MADI!

    • Madi April 21, 2017 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Hey Sara! Thanks so much!! AMEN!! ?? Thanks so much, Sara!

  4. Maddie April 18, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    “Believers Believe” Yes, I love that. As usual, a very inspiring post, Madi. And thank you for sharing a little of your arthiritis background. I’m so sorry you had to deal with that, but I’m glad you are healthy and as vibrant and gorgeous as ever? As you do I, I will keep you in my prayers.

    • Madi April 21, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Amen! Thank you so much! And awww, thanks so much, Maddie! Always prayin’ for ya. ❤️

  5. Olive April 18, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    this series is AMAZING!! and I have to leave for an ortho appointment in like, 15 minutes. XD
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi April 18, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like this! And YES!! I have been praying for you and will continue to do so today!! Let me know how your appointment goes if you’d like!! 😀 😀 😀

      • Olive April 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

        my appointment went great! (if you don’t count the fact that I was bored out of my mind for most of it) 😛 they basically looked at it, didn’t believe that the gap between my front teeth happened over night, instead of gradually, and told me to keep turning it every night for another week. then it has to set for a few more weeks, then I get the braces in! 😀 (yaaaaaaaaaay……more chewing problems….. -_- ) And no teeth pulled! woo hooo!!! 😀
        Most crazily, ~Olive

        • Madi April 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

          YAY! Praise da Lord! ? That’s awesome! YAY FOR NO TEETH PULLED! Arg, I understand about the chewing problems a little, even though I just have Invisalign, my teeth are sore when I chew. XD

          • Arianna Mahnken April 24, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

            I’ve had sore teeth, but as long as I stay away from carrots, I’m fine. carrots have become my new enemy…. XD
            Most crazily, ~Olive

            • Madi April 29, 2017 at 12:40 am - Reply

              Evil carrots. XD

  6. Kendall April 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Madi, this was great! Love you thoughts!
    And YAY! for your arthritis! My cousin had really bad JRA when she was little, but thanks to a bad sickness she got (i forget what it was called) the JRA was healed when she was still young!! Miracles every day. 🙂 That’s why my least favorite term is ‘minor-miracle’. To me, no miracle is to be taken lightly or reduced in importance, because every one is a gift!

    • Madi April 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Kendall!
      And ohhh!! That’s awesome! Miracles every day, I love that! 😀

  7. Light4theLord April 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    AMEN! Your story is so incredible and such a testimony to so many!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madi April 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad!

  8. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) April 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Wow. This really hit home for me today, since today is the day I’m moving forward with one of the biggest things I’ve ever done – making my own magazine. Thanks so much for the encouragement! I am so amazed and thankful to the Lord for healing you from your arthritis, that is a miracle and you truly are living for the Lord and kicking the devils but!!! The Lord is so good!!! 😀

    • Madi April 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      WOW, that’s AMAZING!! I have been praying for you every day that the Lord will lead you and direct you with your calling, and this sounds so awesome! Aw, thank you for commenting! Thanks so much again, Livy!! And YES, He really is! 😀 😀

  9. Sara April 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hi, MADI!?

    AMEN! Your welcome very much!!

  10. sara April 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Oh And tell your Brother ME AND MY BROTHERS SAID!…..YOU KNOW ???LOL!

    • Madi April 29, 2017 at 12:38 am - Reply

      LOL, I will!

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  11. Rebekah April 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    That is awesome Maddi!! I really needed this post right now.

    • Madi April 29, 2017 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Oh, I’m so glad! ❤

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