“Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee” – Psalm 119:11
The world has a way of throwing things at you that are unexpected. I don’t know too many people who wake up in the morning and expect to have moments of rage, lust, or envy. Those types of things just happen to all of us, but we do not need to be subject to them.
Sin is everywhere and there’s a bullet of sin with your name on it right now. The devil is a sharpshooter. He’s really good at knowing just where to hit each of us where it hurts the most. He finds our weaknesses quickly and without warning. If we aren’t ready to handle those problems and desires, we could fall at any minute. That’s where Jesus comes in as our grand protector.
When you accept Jesus Christ, you have a new and very powerful weapon in your arsenal. Now, you are able to fight back and the devil never sees it coming. Sin thinks that you are still the same easy target you always have been, but you’ve got a secret weapon. With God by your side, the bible says that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. When the devil shoots, you can shoot back.
Just as with any weapon, the more you practice with it, the better you will become. As with everything, start out with prayer. Spend time with Jesus daily. I’m a big believer in a morning holy hour and have preached this for as long as I can remember. Even if you can’t muster but 10-15 minutes in the morning, you will be better equipped to handle what the devil throws your way. Prayer will help you know God’s desires for your life. Prayer will also help you to know the good from the bad in this world. You can’t hit the bullseye if you don’t spend time with your weapon.
The devil is gunning for you. Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Instead, bring a rock. Bring The Rock!
God’s blessings to you.