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Enemies

Scripture
Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 NET

Observation
You’re in a fight! Whether you like it or not, you have an enemy that wants to do you in simply because you are a Christian and belong to Christ.

Peter’s admonition to other Believers is to stay sober and awake. In other words, stay aware!

We have to understand that we are in a spiritual fight. The way to combat the evil that would want to devour us is to stay strong in the Lord.

Praying, reading the Bible, Christian fellowship, staying in the Presence of God, are ALL necessary to stay strong in the Lord. The Believer needs to stay in the center of the Lord’s will, because veering off will cause them to falter.

Are you in the middle of His will right now? Are you spending enough time with the Lord?

He loves you and wants more of you than one hour on Sunday morning.

Application
What close relationship do you have that you don’t have to spend time with?

You might think you can be close to someone and not talk to them for a while, but in reality, you learn that you’ve been missing something. You learn that you don’t have a complete picture, just memories from how things used to be.

Don’t live your life in Christ off of old memories, sermons, stories, emotions. Spend time daily with the Lord. He wants to reveal more and more of Himself to you.

Prayer
Lord, help me to realize that I need you more and more everyday. Let Your Word speak louder and clearer to me than anything else in this world.

Peace
Todd

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