Leave The Devil Out Of It!
Have you ever noticed how that many believers blame everything negative on the devil? If Walmart is out of something they were looking for it must be that the devil didn't them to have it. Do you really think the devil cares if you use Charmin? Today I heard a lady talking about falling down and how she was all bruised up, her next words were, "The devil was just trying to get me!" I leaned over to my wife and said, "It wasn't the devil, she fell!" I'm not meaning to minimize the existance and the scheming of the evil one, I know and believe that he is real, and that he constantly seeks to kill, steal, and destroy. God's Word identifies him as one seeking to devour, his work is described as wiles and schemes, he is a real foe, but everything isn't the devil...is it? Scripture indicates that if your mother was a woman and you were born of a woman, that your days are full of trouble. If I fall down the steps it may be because I slipped or tripped, misstepped, wasn't paying attention, you get the idea...but everything that happens may not be demonic...it may just be life! I am convinced that satan gains entrance into our lives by our own personal invitation, that when we constantly talk about him and all that he is doing, we are actually,( without meaning to) giving him access to our lives. Perhaps we need to give him less press, less credit, and less opportunity to enter our atmosphere, and to talk more about the Lord...give Him access and entrance into our lives...It's just a thought!