SOUND THE ALARM! It seems to me that the devil amps up his attacks upon me and my life on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings! This has been a trend for most of my ministry! Last night and this morning, we had a rough night with a sick little girl and just about the time I would fall back to sleep, BAM! Wake Up, think about how tough life is and go back to sleep if you can! Now I am not blaming a sick little girl on the devil, but the thoughts that walked into my life and head came from somewhere! You know the thoughts I am talking about, the ones that really don’t even have anything to do with what you are going through at the moment!
BE CAREFUL – YOU MIGHT BE ONE! I’ve also noticed that Saturdays and Sundays are the times when you seem to have the biggest problems with people. Either I will say something and it does not come out like I mean it, someone will take it wrong, or someone will say something that does not come out right or that I take wrong.
THE ATTACK OF DISTRACTION! One of the biggest and most important days for the Church is Sunday! Could this possibly be the motivation for these attacks? Could it be that the attacks are actually efforts at distracting us from what is really important? I think and believe that this is exactly what they are.
THE POWER OF GENUINE WORSHIP! The devil wants to distract us from true and genuine worship of our Creator King! When we truly worship God, we are drawn to Him. When we are drawn to Him, we can’t help but to grow in a closer and more meaningful relationship with Him. When we grow in a closer and more meaningful relationship with Him, we are filled with His power and purpose. When we are filled with His power and purpose, watch out devil, because your days are numbered and your influence limited!
YOU CAN DO THIS! I am not sure when or how the devil attacks you, but I know this: Stand strong, weather the storm and we will all be better for it! Hope God’s see you and you see Him in church today!