Monday, January 20, 2020

Psalm 5:8


We may not think of them as "enemies", but the things that pull you away from Jesus are just that. We have so many distractions in our lives - adults spend an average of four hours a day on their phones, we binge watch TV shows, our children have every minute of their lives scheduled with sports and clubs. With all of those distractions, it's no wonder people are turning away from the church and from the Bible. 

We need to constantly strive to follow the path that leads to Him. But why? We need our daily dose of God. Not because His influence "wears off" like the perfume that your mom used to dab behind her ears, but because we need to develop a healthy habit of spending time in the Word and in prayer. If we don't make it a daily habit, it will be too easy to let a day slip by and then two and three and, before you know it, it's been weeks since you last took the time to talk with God. You've probably heard that one-liner that's often seen on church signs "7 days without God makes one weak." It's a silly saying, but there's truth to it. Without His guidance and wisdom, you are more susceptible to falling for Satan's (definitely one of your enemies!) lies. 

So cultivate a strong relationship with the Lord through daily prayer and meditation. Ask Him to lead you in your daily walk.

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies - make your way straight before me.

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