Guard your Mind
As Christians we need to guard our minds. You might ask, what am I talking about? In 1st Peter, it tells us to be alert and sober minded because the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”
We have an enemy that would love to weaken us and destroy our Faith. Satan would like to destroy our witness for Christ, destroy our marriages, and destroy our families. The Christian cannot defeat the devil with his own strength, but we can have victory only through Jesus Christ. It is a spiritual battle we are in, and the bible tells us how to prepare in Ephesians 6.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
To resist Satan’s attacks, we need to put on the Full Armor of God.
Ephesians 6:12- 17
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.