GIVE THE DEVIL NO PLACE

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LOVE LETTERS|DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SINGLES|DAY 195

Scripture for today

Ephesians 4:27 AMP
Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].


Martin Luther once said, "Don't sit near the fire if your head is made of butter."  The closer we get to the fire, the hotter the fire feels to us. Even though the fire remains at the same temperature, the heat affects us according to how close we are to it. The closer we are to the temptation, the more it influences us.  I remember so many times I felt I could overcome temptations by simply just staying on my own not having friends or loved ones around. Well, I never was really able to overcome the temptations once they arrived. So many times I felt unworthy of God's goodness in all sincerity I knew I had fallen over and over again. When I begin to ask myself "how did this start? " The devil creeps in little by little to gain control and access over our minds. He starts off with the very little things, the things like going to church which might almost seem boring to you because it's almost like a routine. So you stop going to church. The next step will be to get you discouraged about prayer and studying God's word. 

These little things start off probably innocently, a little time of relaxation on Davids part from his purpose led to a whole lot of sins. Friends, the devil starts off looking innocent, he starts off with our minds, he progresses gradually even without us noticing it. It starts off and if left unattended to we find ourselves entwined and struggling to let loose. 

Prayer: Father, help me understand when the devil is creeping in. 


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  1. allowing your thoughts to dwell on shortfalls of the past the devil would keep rubbing u of God's undying love sufficient for u and all goodness thats yours to be demanded for..

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