Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Satan Has A Plan

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

Peter is giving a warning to be wary of the devil. He desires to devour the ones who God created in the likeness of Himself. He has several ways he is trying to get to us and to devour us. I'm going to list a few...but of course there are many more ways than those.

***He desired to keep us so busy that we don't have time for God and we're too tired to pray or read our Bible or serve Him. Every time we go through our day without reading and/or praying...we are his victim.

***He will try to get us to see the bad things in church or to focus on those who aren't faithful or don't do anything for God.

***He tries to get us and keep us discouraged so we will think it's not worth it to serve God. (He has tried to get me with this one lately).

***He tries to keep us so entertained that we don't see our want or our need for the Lord. He succeeds with this one in a lot of people's lives.

We know the devil hates us. And he wants to destroy us. We need to remember what the Lord did for us and how much He loves us. If we will just let ourselves be reminded of this then it should make us determined to resist the devil and his evil...sneaky ways.

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

Are you letting the devil have his way with you? Maybe you aren't in the ways I mentioned. Maybe he is finding another way to have his way and to see his plan fulfilled in your life. He can't have his way if we'll just submit ourselves to God and resist him!!!


6 comments:

maranatha777 said...

This was a good post, Sis! I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me!

Sis. Julie said...

sis. kate....Amen!!! I have leaned on that verse a lot in the last few months. It has helped me soooo much!!

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie,

I have preached on what the devil does in our life two of the last three services. He has gotten so many that use to be faithful simply by them being neglectful. May the Lord help us to put on the whole armour so we can battle the devil. Great Post!

Bro Tim

Sis. Julie said...

bro. tim...Amen!! I know the Lord will help us...we just have to let Him!!

Happymama said...

I just had a conversation with one of our teens from church about this very topic. Since a decision has been made for our youth to take a missions trip to Puerto Rico, you would not believe what the devil has thrown at some of them to discourage them concerning their financial situation to get there. The thing the devil hasn't figured out is that for every time he throws them a curve ball, God hits it out of the park. So when the money comes in for them, it means something very special to them. Satan never learns, does he?

~Kristi

Sis. Julie said...

sis. kristi....no he doesn't learn. I love your statement too..."every time he throws them a curve ball, God hits it out of the park." AMEN!!!

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