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A Horrific Weekend

Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.  1 Peter 5:8 NCV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.At the same time I was writing this devotion, I was taking a home seminary course.

Needing help with something, I emailed the instructor. After not hearing from him for two weeks, the roaring lion tried to devour me. The Lord knew what I thought. I felt like giving up. He used a Friday morning devotion to tell me about a girl who had run a race and was happy because she persevered and finished. While the story gave me some peace, I still felt attacked throughout the day. But I prayed and did my best to heed the Lord’s message to persevere.

On Saturday, my morning devotion asked whether prayers made from pain ever reach God. I also read a different devotion to my men’s Bible study. This one encouraged us to look back at our lives to see how Jesus had helped us through difficult times.

I still felt uneasy and let the Enemy have a foothold in my thoughts. I decided to call a Christian crises hotline. Amazingly, the counselor reiterated the message on perseverance, saying sometimes we have to keep pushing the big stone, even though it does not go anywhere.

On Sunday morning, the pastor’s sermon was on spiritual warfare. I asked for prayer after the service. On Monday morning, I received an email from my professor with my questions answered.

The weekend was difficult because Satan roared, but the Lord was with me all the time. My experience taught me about spiritual warfare and about using the different pieces of our spiritual armor.

Make sure to put on your spiritual armor every day.

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.