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Prepare for Battle

on February 6, 2012

“Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  James 4:7

Many times we prepare ourselves to face the devil as we enter into places we know might be tempting.  We prepare to resist him when we know we might be weak.  The devil, however, is much slier than we think.  When we’re at home just relaxing by ourselves that’s the time we want to put our guard down.  No one else is there to tempt us and we think we’re safe.

It’s in times like these we must not forget how the devil works at us, tempting us, using our own minds.  He plants thoughts in our minds that cause us to question our own adequacy and self-worth.  He puts us down and causes us to question our belief and faith in God.  He may even put thoughts in our minds of lust and covetousness that draw us away.  It’s our responsibility as Christians to realize the warfare we’re in with Satan.

Today I challenge you to prepare yourself for the spiritual battle that lies before you.  Draw closer to God each day by reading your Bible, praying, and praising Him.  Most importantly, never, ever let your guard down.  Stand firm in the power of the Lord, and don’t give Satan an inch or he’ll be ready and waiting to take it all.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”  1 Peter 5:8

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