How would you like to be introduced as the woman who said, “Satan is alive and well and had breakfast at my house this morning”? My friend must have thought that comment was a real knee-slapper, because whenever I see her she feels compelled to mention that line to whomever we are with at the time. I think to myself, “Terrific…to be known as the great drama queen!”
In the Harry Potter series you are not to utter the name of the evil villain, Voldemort. Referred to as ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named’, ‘You-Know-Who’ or ‘The Dark Lord’ because the mere mention of his name is thought to give him more power and bring his attention to the one who speaks it.
As the series goes on, it becomes obvious that You-Know-Who cannot be avoided so simply and the protagonists’ must be prepared for whom they are dealing. To make believe the evil is not there or to fear its existence without preparing to combat him makes his potential victims vulnerable.
Looking back, I have no remembrance of what exactly took place at breakfast that morning. However; I do remember vividly the pain was real and the enemy whispering in my ear, “You are a crappy mom. You should get your old job back and make some money!”
Later that morning about half way through our Bible study discussion, one of the daycare helpers popped her head in the door. “May I see Christy please?” I looked at her and thought “Nope…Christy’s isn’t here today… no one here by that name.”
It turned out my son really needed his Mommy. That was me and I needed to own up to it. (Ha!) As I held his little hand walking down that big hall he looked up at me with wet eyes and a smirk, as if to say, “Ha… I got ya!” That he did, and he’s still got me. I’m his Mom, forever. (What a blessing!)
The point is, if we believe in God, we must also pay attention to what He tells us about evil. Satan wants us to believe that living our lives as children of God is futile. He wants us to live in fear and anxiety. (Oh, he hates that I am putting this in words!) To be prepared for battle we must be able to hear God’s voice of truth above all other voices.
So study your Bible and pray with purpose to truly know your God. Meditate on this verse this week:
“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 56:4
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“As long as you know that God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you.” Romans 8:31
“The enemy isn’t fighting you because you are weak. But because you are strong.” Ephesians 6:11
“God speaks to those who take the time to listen, and He listens to those who take the time to pray.” Pinterest quote.
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