Time with God Daily Devotional by John North

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Time with God - January 17, 2017

1 Peter 5:8-10

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

Never accept spiritual defeat in your life!

It is in the spiritual battle that you have an opportunity to take major steps forward in your spiritual life. The devil will attack you, yes. “But resist him!” As you do battle with him, look what God will do for you. He will “restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you”.

Martin Luther once said, “Wherever the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved”.

Whenever you sense that you are being attacked spiritually, remember that it is part of a much bigger spiritual battle that is being fought throughout the world for the glory of God. Do not accept defeat as inevitable, no matter how many times you have lost that battle before.

The Lord is assuring you today that he will enter into that battle as you make godly choices. No battle is so big that your God is not bigger.

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