10/13/14 Daily Devotion

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James describes to us a simple progression to thwart the negativity that’s brought forth by Satan. The first thing we must do is submit ourselves to God. It sounds simple; it sounds like this would be easy expression, but it is more difficult than we think. We have a problem with submission, because submission means we have to give up control. Submission means we have to follow the guidance of someone other than ourselves. We are very willing to submit to ourselves, our own desires, our own hopes and dreams, but transferring this control to God is difficult. Here’s something that we need to grasp: if we do not completely submit ourselves to God, we will never have the ability to resist the Devil, which is step two. If we do not submit to God, we cannot resist the Devil. If we cannot resist the Devil, he will not flee from us. Instead, he will laugh as he continues to bring havoc into our lives.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me have the courage to step aside and submit my life to Your control, Your guidance.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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