1 Peter 5:8-9

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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5:8-9

Dear Jesus,

I appreciate how you tell me not to let my guard down.  It's easy to get lulled into thinking that I am only dealing with temptations from people whom I can see and hear.  But actually there is a spiritual general with spiritual henchmen who are plotting my demise.  Your word is my filter.  I can decipher the events in my life only through your truths and promises.  If I try to understand my life without your word I will most certainly fall prey to the devil's trap.  Keep me alert and help me see the spiritual world behind the physical world that confronts me.  Give me spiritual street smarts that enables me to retreat and advance at just the right times.  Protect me from falling away from faith through doubt or sin.  And uphold me with your gracious and almighty right hand.  Help me to be the strength of others too today.


Pastor Don Patterson

The devil's best weapon is to convince you that he doesn't exist.