He lives his faith walk by testing everything with this saying: "Good God - Bad Satan."
I decided to try out this outlook for a while, after all Bill is the spiritual leader of our home AND Bill has a peace and calmness that I wanted to have too.
After a month or two, I realized that life is much simpler when measured by "Good God - Bad Satan."
Today, I have lived by this philosophy for six years and find myself with some of the peace and calmness of my spouse.
Good God - Bad Satan
The things of God do not show darkness because God is light and in him is no darkness at all. I do not blame God for doing bad things because God cannot sin or do anything wrong. God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
Am I living life in the darkness or in the light?
The answer to this question lies in my attitude and actions. My attitude and actions show where I am living. Therefore, a daily inventory of my attitude and actions is in order at the end of each day because I want to stay firmly in the light of God.
Bad things come from the world and the ruler of this world is Satan.
I assign the blame where it belongs - with Satan. My God isn't a tempter, Satan is the tempter. Am I feeling tempted? Then I need to get back into the light (shelter) of the Lord. I do this by submitting all areas of my life to God. He is Lord of my whole life, not just a part of my life. When I submit my entire life to God, Satan will FLEE! Satan cannot stay in the light of God.
Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life