Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July 03 - YIELD NOT

When we begin our Christian life, we may find life peaceful and without any problems. But as we grow we find ourselves facing trials and temptations and we tend to resist them. If one loses a few battles, one may even think of giving up. Carnal, sinful thoughts take over one’s mind and the devil takes the upper hand. Such people lead a miserable life and make others also miserable.

The devil is a thief; his plan is to steal, to kill and to destroy (Jn 10:10). He wants to steal man’s peace and joy; he wants to kill his body and destroy his life, even his spiritual life. He wants to deprive man of all that God has planned for him.

The devil had a plan for St.Paul; it was to destroy him. According to that plan he was going to Damascus to destroy Christians. But thank God, God “”arrested”" him on the way and revealed to him His plans for him. Paul then began to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (II Cor 10:5). It is no surprise therefore that God’s glorious plan for Paul prevailed!

Dear reader, when we consider great men like Samson, King Saul and some others who were chosen by God, we can see how the devil managed to destroy their life and ministry. So let us be careful not to yield to the plan of the devil.

              “Fight, fight with courage firm,

               Fight, fight you will not fail,

               Sure the foe in fear will flee,

               By His might you’ll ever prevail.”            
- Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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