Resist the devil // 19-08-21

“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” James‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In a boxing match, the one who gets in the most punches wins! We are not meant to just take the blows of the devil, we can fight back! It happens every time we choose to think the right thing, say the right thing, decide the right thing, do the right thing! Knowing what that is takes submitting to God, to His Word and to His way. So every time we reject the enemy’s lies, every time we trust God anyway, every time we forgive, every time we repent, every time we love, every time we get back up, every time we worship Jesus, every time we refuse to give up, every time we say what God says, every time we pray, every time we gather with the family of faith, it is an act of resistance, showing where our loyalty lies and who our trust is in, and the devil has to flee! Don’t get into conversation with him, don’t entertain what he says, he is a liar and a thief. Whenever he is harassing you, get closer to Jesus and listen to Him instead, that’s how we fight the good fight of faith!! 👊🏼💪🏼🙏🏼