Monday, March 15, 2010

Partnering in Prayer - a Lenten Devotion - Day 26 - The Battlefield of our Souls

Day 26 – Monday
A Devotion by Robert Brock – The Battlefield for our Souls

No, I’m not being lazy. I’m promoting someone else’s writing. A while back, I mentioned a Native American ancestor of mine in a sermon—Chief Red Bird (aka Aaron Brock). Robert Brock is a fellow descendant of Chief Red Bird. He’s my mother’s cousin. I have become a subscriber to the daily devotion that he writes. I liked it so much that I thought I’d pass it on to you, in case you need a daily devotion in your email, after Lent is over and my emails have stopped. I pray that God is blessing you in your prayer time, and that you’ll continue in His love.

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

Matthew 3:8

Did you know that there is a daily war being raged each day with you
as the prize. Several years ago I heard a sermon from Billy Graham who
said that when it comes to our spiritual walk, we are doing one of two
things. We are either moving forward or falling back. There is no in
between. As I think about this I can agree with him completely, as I
have had periods of time that I have been enthused about reading my
Bible each day and studying and seeking more wisdom from God about my

These were the times that I was moving forward in my walk with
God. Then there were times that I would put my Bible down for a day
or two, as I became too busy with other things. These were the times
I was falling back. When I only read and study for just a few minutes
I am still moving forward, but it is when I stop completely I fall
back. Just a little time with God each day lets us continue to move
forward. The more time we spend with him, the farther along we will
be, as just a little time each day lets us continue to grow and
become a better person. There is a constant battle in each of our
lives as Satan is competing for us as well. He will attempt and
devise ways where we use our time and our talents for his purposes of
evil instead of good. When we are moving forward this tells us that
God is winning the battle, but when we move backward Satan is
winning. Our life is the ultimate battlefield on which the most
important war of all times is being fought, with the trophy being our
souls. We need to keep our minds and our life focused on Jesus and use
all the armor that God provides to defeat Satan as our life is in the

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