This will be the end of my last week in Poland with International Messengers. I fly home next Tuesday.
How Else Can Satan Distract Us?
by Jan Cox
We have seen the ways that Satan tries to keep us away from God – in the past two weeks I have been posting a letter called Satan’s Meeting. This is the last part of that letter today.
Can Satan Distract Your Children from knowing God?
Satan continues to talk to his helpers. He discusses ways to keep our children from knowing the true God and Jesus.
“Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas. Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about His resurrection and power over sin and death.”
Then he discusses what children do in their “free” time. Can they relax and talk to God?
“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted. Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God’s creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.”
Do your Children have time to Relax and Talk to God?
Satan wants them to have no TIME to seek God.
He says: “Keep them busy, busy, busy!”
What is Distracting you and your Children from God?
Then he asks us about our church and our church talk. This is a serious question. Are we concerned for one another or do we have ulterior motives?
Satan really hits us hard here.
He says, “And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences.”
Do we actually know Our Church Sisters and Brothers? Do we care for them?
“Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health andfamily for the good of the cause.”
And what do we Do at Church? Really?
And then Satan ends with:
It will work! It will work!
Can we stop him? Can we put blinders on and ignore all that Satan has to distract us? Can we find the time to connect with our God?
Father, we want to know you more. We realize that Satan is up to no good. He wants to distract us from a relationship with You. Help us we pray. In Jesus’ name. AMEN
What do you think?
We would love to hear from you?
I will be back next week with a long list of my blessings – Counting my blessings.
Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She also writes at A Better Way. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive will be publishing this story and it will be available later this summer. See more about Tadeo at Jan’s Website.