This is the best way to resist the devil. By submitting ourselves to God. It is only in our continual effort of submission to God that we put the devil on notice. We do not want the devil anywhere near our life and yet do not do the one thing that is sure to chase him away. Think about it. When we are closest to God the devil cannot touch us. We are not consumed with fear, doubt, guilt or greed. Rather we are overcome by patience, kindness, gentleness, and self control. Submitting to God is the answer. It is what saves us from the world and the ways of satan. Let us live into the spirit of submission to God in every big and small detail of our lives. When we do this we are sure to keep the devil where he belongs. Out of our lives.
James 4:7 NIV
Considerations for your planner:
- What does submission to God look like to you? Write it down so that you can do that each day.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Lord, we come to You with open hearts and minds. We ask that You would show us how to submit to You until it becomes our default. We do not want the devil in our lives. We want only You and the goodness You bring. Teach us to turn to You in all things so that we do not turn to the world. Thank You for saving us over and over again. We feel Your strength and presence in our lives. Amen.
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