Even when everything seems dark, we need to have hope for tomorrow. The Lord will deliver us from every plot of the enemy. Believe in Him, rest in His promises, and know that He will supply for all your needs as you walk with Him.
It is important to recognize when we are leaving God out of our lives. The enemy wants us as far away from the Lord and His Kingdom as possible, and convincing us that we don’t need the Lord is one of his tactics.
When life is going well and we are keeping busy, it may become difficult to spend time praying, talking with the Lord, and/or reading God’s Word. You may even find yourself actively avoiding those activities.
We need to remember that walking closely with God is the key to living our best life. When we are not walking with Him, we are at the mercy of the enemy. The enemy might be kind to you at first (to get you away from the Lord), but his aim (in the long-run) is always to steal, kill, and destroy!
Are you praying often? Are you talking with the Lord? Are you reading, listening to, or watching encouraging material? All of these things will help you grow spiritually and keep you walking in all of the blessings and prosperity that God wants for you as His child!
The devil is very much real, and he is the enemy of every Christian. His agenda is to destroy you -physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But it is also important for you to know that God is very much real, and He desires for you to be healed– physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Spend some time thinking about the areas of your life that the devil has been tearing down, and pray over them. Your Heavenly Father always hears you, and He will give you direction.
Discounting the influences of other people for the present moment, Christians have two distracting influences that they must actively defend against: the devil, and one’s own flesh (your “flesh” is a term for your worldly raw humanity).
These two influences can be particularly troublesome if you do not have a close walk with the Lord. Both will try to lead you down paths that may feel right in the moment but will eventually end in pain and disappointment.
Here are some of the things that you can do to defend against the influences of your flesh and the enemy…
(♦) Read the Bible. (Recommended sections included below)
—Read about how Jesus lived
—Read about how we, as children of God, are instructed to live.
(♦) Keep in close communication with the Lord
—If you can talk with the Lord and/or Holy Spirit, keep it up!
—If you are unsure of how you can communicate with the Lord, check out my post “Hearing the Father and Holy Spirit”.