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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Friday, August 26, 2011

LANDMINES IN OUR PATH

This country is in the midst of a war overseas. Many lives have been lost and some to these sneaky devices the enemy buries in the ground called 'land mines'. You do not see them til it is too late then as Batman would say 'kapow', a huge explosion occurs and usually someone dies. The enemy is tricky. These devices are where we least suspect them.
 Sin is like a land mine. Something seemingly innocent and subtle can lead us astray and take us off the course God has for us. Wrong choices can have bad consequences. "Landmines' are the temptations we succumb to in our everyday life. Satan will distract you with all sorts of things and in addition will put wrong thoughts in your head to get you confused and worried. Is is vitally important to stay connected to God through His word. You can justify that what you are doing is 'not that bad'. Satan masquerades as an 'angel of light."(See 2 Corinthians 11:14). Anything to throw you off course is a land mine in your spiritual walk.

1 Corinthians 10:13 says "No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it." Satan may be trying to get your off course but God is our ever present help in any situation. Psalm 46:1 says "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble “.
Watch out for the land mines each day that the enemy will throw in your path to get you to stop following Jesus. Money, sex sin, pride can all be landmines of sorts. I heard a pastor on TV last week say three things that bring down pastors would be  the 3 G's which are girls, gold and glory. I think it was Creflo Dollar if I am not mistaken. So for a preacher these temptations are 'land mines' of sorts.

Basically staying in the word of God and in prayer and realizing the enemy is trying to defeat you is the way to combat his attacks and the land mines he puts in your walk with the Lord. We can in fact tell Satan that we are on to him and his tricks and that we are not going to be brought down or defeated. We have the victory in Jesus Christ!

PRAYER: Thank you Father because I can have victory from the enemies attacks by staying in your word. There is no reason I need to sink into a pit of despair as God is my strength and will see me through any situation .Thank you now Father for protecting me and rescuing me from the attacks of the enemy. In Jesus Name. Amen .

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