Walking is my daily exercise.
Walking about my neighborhood—praying, observing, breathing fresh air, soaking up the warmth of the sun, hearing the rain fall on my umbrella—gives me great pleasure. I love exploring laneways and sharing my faith when opportunity beckons.
One day was no different than any other. Without warning, I noticed two vicious-looking dogs leap into my right peripheral vision. They barked furiously and bounded with the speed of light toward me.
A short chain suddenly stopped one, but the other kept coming. I had no time to fear or run. I spontaneously reacted by shouting, “Stop in Jesus’ name!” and held up my hand. The dog immediately stopped and stared in disbelief—almost frothing at the mouth in rage.
As I continued my walk unscathed, I made a mental note of the long chain attached to the dog’s collar. This is how God delivers His people. We will face evil, danger, and threats in life, but trusting God to be true to His Word will bring a deep sense of safety and peace.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Deliver us from evil,” for He knew the Father is pleased to answer this prayer.
Know that God will deliver you from evil as you follow His instructions.
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