Daily Devotional for Sunday October 4, 2009
Stay in a Close Relationship with Jesus because There is a Real Enemy Looking to Destroy You
My friend, the most important reason that you HAVE and MUST stay in a close, daily relationship with Jesus, is because there is a very real enemy out there looking to destroy you. This is not some sort of cheap horror movie character, but a very real being who the Bible says is roaming around looking for someone to devour. The amazing thing is, the more you are doing for God, the closer you get to God, the more of a threat you become to the devil.
I am not sharing this with you to scare you, but to encourage you. Many of the attacks you are under today are because the enemy is trying to do everything possible to keep you from becoming an effective servant of God. He is trying to distract you from serving Him. God has promised to fight for us. God has promised to protect us. If you know Jesus, you are covered by the blood and the enemy has no way to get you, as long as you stay close to the Lord each and every day.
My word for you today is to stay in close daily fellowship with Jesus. Pray, read the Bible, fellowship with other believers. Keep working for God no matter what else is going on around you. Keep your eye on the prize. Keep running the race. Discouragement is one of the enemies biggest weapons, and I say to you today that you have no reason to be discouraged, because you know Jesus.
The problems, however large they may seem, are but temporary. You have already won the eternal battle. Knowing that fact, go forth today in a spirit of victory and fight on. We have already won. Let's start living like it and show this lost world that there is total and complete victory in Jesus!!
I love you and care about you deeply; you don't have to battle alone. The Bible tells us that the Lord will fight for us. Additionally, I am here praying for you. I will stand with you. Never hesitate to email me and let me stand in agreement with you for those battles you are fighting in your life. Together, we are seeing lives changed for eternity!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,