Great reminder from Kim!!!
Begin forwarded message:
“and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4: 27
As the Study Bible says, “Personal sin is usually due to our evil desires rather than to direct tempting by the devil. However, Satan can use our sins- especially those, like anger, that are against others- to bring about greater evil, such as divisions among Christians.”
Satan is very crafty and sneaky! His goal is not to be noticed or given any credit, but for us to turn away from God!!!! He will do anything to achieve that goal.
… He will use our own weaknesses to turn us against each other (fellow Christians),
… he will use the provacative things of this world to get us to push God aside,
… he encourages us to worship ourselves (that way we won’t be worshipping the One
deserving our praise!)
… he will keep us too busy so we don’t take the time to know the things of God-
we just drift away from Him, little by little.
How scary! God warns us today …
… not to even slightly open the door to the devil- not even a crack!
… not to let his lies become our truth!!!!! Or distort God’s Truth!!!
… not to listen to his temptations!
Satans main objective is to keep us from knowing or remembering what is in our Love Letter from God!!
He will distract us, not necessarily with bad things but many times with constructive things that become way too important! Things that seem alright but can be used to keep us from reading the Truth, like…..too much church work, work, too many outside activities, too much sleep or food, time with friends becoming more important than time with our King, t.v., movies- if it keeps us out of God’s Word, he is happy!
But, we are always VICTORIOUS with God!!! Amen!
God WARNS us to KEEP HIM CLOSE!!!! Be IN the TRUTH!!!!
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads,” Deuteronomy 11: 18
“And the words of the Lord are flawless…” Psalm 12: 6
“The unfolding of Your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119: 130
“All Your words are true!” Psalm 119: 160
Our Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your warnings! Thank You for encouraging us to be ON GUARD against the evil, destructive one!
Your Words help us to fight off harmful and wrong thoughts!!!
Your Words encourage us in the midst of turmoil!!
Your Words warn us about the corruption that surrounds us!
Your Words show us ways to build, with Your help, Your Kingdom for Eternity!
Your Words give us guidelines on how to live in this wicked world!
Your Words are LOVE!!!!!
We Thank You for family and friends Father! We Thank You for the good and the bad! May everything that happens strengthen us in our walk with You!
In Your Son’s LIVING Name we pray. Amen.