Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Fight for Peace~

Are you at odds with someone today?

Do you feel conflict in your home,
 your marriage,
 your work environment?

 So often we look at the people involved in the conflict and think the problem is with them.

 Look again.

Could it be Satan is at work?

The Bible warns us not to be ignorant of the enemy's devices and strife is one of Satan's most effective tools.

When we allow strife to step in and take control,
we allow Satan to step in as well. 

When we allow strife, 
we who are spiritually minded,
surrender to our carnal nature and allow it to, once again, call the shots. 

I had to feed you with milk,
not with solid food,
 because you weren’t ready for anything stronger.
And you still aren’t ready,
for you are still controlled by your sinful nature.
You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other.
Doesn’t that prove
you are controlled by your sinful nature?
Aren’t you living
like people of the world?
1 Corinthians 3:2-3, NLT

When we choose to let strife come into
our home,
our marriage,
our work situation,
our neighborhood,
our life,
we willfully give Satan permission
to barge right in,
d   i   v   i   d   e,
and ultimately,

Instead of walking away,
walk straight to the throne room of heaven.

Instead of fighting with those you love,
fall to your knees
and with God on your side,
fight FOR the ones you love.~♥

As a prisoner of the Lord, I beg you to live in a way
 that is worthy of the people God has chosen to be his own. 
Always be humble and gentle.
Patiently put up with each other and love each other. 
Try your best to let God’s Spirit keep your hearts united.
Do this by living at peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3, CEV 

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