I found myself thinking that phrase in my mind this morning, as I made coffee. I am not sure where it came from, other than the fact that a day ago I was standing strong with Christ, yet, this morning I was crying my eyes out…
Hmm… Why is it one day we are all prayed up and ready to go and the next we’re whining that we’re not okay?
Nothing changed. Yet, I’ll tell you why this happens…in part, it’s due to sneaky devil!
He roams in the night…
Seeking to discourage us…
Desiring to steal God’s goodness from us.
Hoping to kill what is life.
Aiming to destroy hope…
Same tactics, different day. So what!?
The devil never stands a chance against Jesus. This thought immediately annihilates even his best-laid plans.
The devil cannot defeat Jesus.
Beyond this, I’ve learned a couple breakthrough points, as it pertains to defeating the devil. Many of the points can be pulled from Ephesians 6:14-18 Message.
Point 1: You can’t just know about truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation, you have to have activate them in your life. This means dedicating yourself to knowing truth and to being truthful. To wearing the the righteousness of Christ morning-by-morning. To receiving the peace Jesus left you. Etcetera…
Take what is theory and make it living.
“Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life.” (Eph. 6 MSG)
Point 2: “God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.” (Eph. 6 MSG)
Read it, think it, speak it, wield it. Enough said.
Point 3: “In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” (Eph. 6)
Pray. Pray. Pray. Get your eyes off of you (because that is a mindset the enemy loves to work through) and think of who you can love.
Be alert. There are things happening around you, that prayer can — and will — immediately defeat if you have your eyes open. Don’t be a sleepy Christian. Noticing what is happening in your world and your heart. Pray against anything that is not of God.
Stand firm and stand strong. Just like a big wave passes, so too shall this enemy attack as you continue to trust in your God.