Devotionals by Max Lucado

Our Strongholds
by Max Lucado 

Does a stronghold have a strong hold on you? Do you feel nothing but despair? Do you think thoughts of defeat? A stronghold is a false premise that denies God’s promise. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says “it sets itself up against the knowledge of God.” It attempts to magnify the problem and minimize God’s ability to solve it.

God could never forgive me That’s the stronghold of guilt.
Bad things always happen to me That’s the stronghold of self-pity.
I have to be in charge– The stronghold of pride.
I don’t deserve to be loved– The stronghold of rejection.

Most Christians don’t recognize strongholds. But we don’t have to be among them. Our weapons are from God and have divine power to demolish strongholds. Isn’t that what you want? Keep God at center stage. Turn off the computer and open the Bible more! And turn to God for help.

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About UpWords with Max Lucado

The written prose of Max Lucado has made his books some of the most widely read in America. He brings his same "one-on-one" conversational style to these nugget-sized features titled "UpWords®," airing on Christian radio stations around the country and represented by Ambassador. a pastor at Oak Hills Church, Max Lucado has impacted many lives through Christian devotionals, regular radio programs and his timeless writing.

About Max Lucado

"Show a man his failures with Jesus and the result will be found in the roadside gutter. Give a man religion reminding him of his filth and the result will be arrogance in a three-piece suit. But get the two in the same heart-get sin to meet Savior and Savior to meet sin-and the result just might be another Pharisee turned preacher who sets the world on fire."

The written prose of Max Lucado has made his books some of the most widely read in America. Max brings this same "one-on-one" conversational style to his 1:00 daily UpWords® radio feature.

Max is a graduate of Abilene Christian University (TX) with both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree. From 1983 to 1987, he was a church-planting missionary serving in Rio de Janeiro, responsible for evangelism, leadership training and preaching.

He has sold more than 65 million books to date. Some of his works are Max On Life; 3:16; No Wonder They Call Him the Savior; Six Hours One Friday; In the Eye of the Storm; He Still Moves Stones; He Chose the Nails; Travelling Light; and Grace for the Moment.

Evidence of his touching hearts, both young and old, Max has also authored several popular books for children including Tell Me the Secrets; The Crippled Lamb (co-authored with his three daughters); Just in Case You Ever Wonder; and Alabaster's Song.

Max Lucado's, "He Chose The Nails Easter Tour" has become an annual nationwide event with over 600 churches participating by live satellite, along with radio and television outlets reaching into more than 800 million homes. The tour brings together artists like Wes King, Twila Paris and many others in the nationwide evangelistic outreach.

A self-described "husband/dad/preacher/author," Max makes his home in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife Denalyn and their three daughters, Jenna, Andrea, and Sara. He serves as Minister of Writing and Preaching of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio.

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