Friday, February 24, 2012


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: defiant

What does it mean to be defiant?

Do you think being defiant can ever be a good thing? If yes - how so, and in what situations?

What is the danger of being defiant against God?

Let me know what you think!!

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. When I think of the word defiant, I think of resistance. It's positive when we are defiant against Satan.

  2. Defiant against God is totally taking issue with what is right, major sin.

  3. Wow. Great reflections so far! I would have to agree with them. Being defiant to God is sin; resisting His authority.

  4. Defiant is not necessarily good or bad. As you pointed out defiance against God is bad. Definitely is good if it is against Satan.

  5. Isn't it the very essence of defiance to "Stand firm" against the schemes of the devil and fight with the whole armor of God? I think it is. I think defiance in and of itself isn't a vice or a virtue. I think the OBJECT of the defiance is the defining factor.

    Could be wrong, but that's what I think.

  6. OK, I just read the others and realize that I didn't bring a single thing to the party. Good grief...


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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