This is a good message that spoke to my heart to always be quick to
protect my mind and spirit just as I protect my physical home because the
enemy is always looking for an opening to enter in and wreck havoc. I
hope this story will minister to you as it has for me.
A horrible thing happened to me today.....a thief broke into my house. It
happened shortly after I awoke this morning. I got up and began rushing
about. I had a thousand things on my list and was already running behind.
Quickly, I gulped down breakfast, took a shower and got ready for work. In
my rush, I forgot to turn the security system on at my house.
It was just about a half an hour later that the thief broke in. Of course,
he didn't make a sound. Just kind of snuck inside, not drawing any
attention to himself. In fact, none of the neighbors ever saw him. But, I
did. You see, I WAS HOME when the thief broke in. He naturally startled
me, as I was unprepared for his visit. He, of course, didn't announce that
he was coming and I certainly had not invited him over. And yet, I found
myself face to face with danger and I felt so powerless. I also felt so
very stupid, because this whole incident could have been avoided if I had
just taken the time to turn the security system on.
You better believe I'll be turning it on tomorrow morning! I thought I'd
warn you about this guy, because he's still on the loose. Chances are,
he's in your area. Possibly even headed for your house. His name? His
name is Satan. You see, this morning when I jumped up in my haste to get
started on my busy day, I skipped my prayer time -opting to "pray later
today." In other words, I DIDN'T TURN ON THE SECURITY SYSTEM. My defense
wasn't on, my guard was dropped.....and when the thief came into my home
to attack me, I was unprepared to do battle. He tempted me and I felt
powerless. Like I said, I also felt so very stupid, because I could have
avoided the incident if I had just taken the time to pray.
My friend, the thief has come to "steal, kill and destroy." And, as a
Child of God, you are on his "hit list."
He'll probably pop over to your house today. He may be lurking outside
your door right now, just waiting to catch you off guard. Take time to
pray this morning. Ask God to bind Satan from your very presence, to
protect you and empower you to do battle. In short.....don't forget to
turn your security system on.
I have heard many people say "I don't bother the devil and the devil
doesn't bother me", but this is a lie straight from the pits of hell. The
enemy will try his best to keep us from having a successful relationship
with the Lord because he knows the closer we get to the Lord, the less
power he has in tempting us. I encourage you with all my heart to spend
time in prayer with the Lord as well as spend time reading God's Word.
Prayer should not be some technical or philosophical speaking to God, but
rather speaking to the Lord as a friend. Share all that is on your heart
and let God know what you need help or guidance with. He is always
available and will be there every time you call upon His name.
(Psalm 91:15) and (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
If we are to be successful in guarding ourselves from the enemy; we need
to be prepared. Meaning to have God's Word deep within our spirit where
temptation from the enemy will not have any remote chance of success. I
encourage you to spend time reading the Bible. It truly is alive and has
power to change your life. (Hebrews 4:12)
I guarantee you by the authority of God's Word; the closer you get to God,
the closer He will come to you. I ask you to try Him and see.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 Kings 8:28-29 "Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and
to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the
prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: That thine eyes may
be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which
thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the
prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place."
Ephesians 6:11-12,16-17 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world... Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the Word of God."
James 4:7-8 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you..."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry