11/5/19

Good morning!
Text: James 4 (Esther 9-10)
In our Christian lives, we are always in a spiritual battlefield.  Our enemy, the devil, seeks to disrupt our life in Christ and our work for Him.  The devil labors to deceive, confuse and discredit God’s people.  In James 4:7-8 we find the simple path to victory in these battles:

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

The first step is our surrender to God. In that simple act, we access the power to resist Satan’s attacks.  And the enemy will flee.  To wrestle with Satan without God is folly.  And, when we submit to God first, we do not even have to.  Remember, the first step in any battle with the enemy is always to come in humble surrender to God.  Stay close to the Lord this day and enjoy victory.
in Him, Mike