Stay Alert And Be Strong In Your Faith...

In today's times, as I can remember growing up, there is so big difference between today and my childhood era. I can say that it is more depressing, and there is so much going on that I couldn't-imagine how my children or new generation to handle this ungodly world. 

What I can do is this sharing the good news and words of God in Faith, which gives me the strength and courage to move forward each day.
God is always in battle with us since our ancestors
Heart Arrow to my bones

Today’s Bible Reading Devotional and Verses.

Stay Alert

Have you ever let your guard down when you shouldn’t have?

Maybe you got lazy. Maybe you got distracted. Maybe you cared too much about someone else’s opinions. Perhaps you got tired of standing your ground. 

Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples, would understand. He left everything to follow Jesus. He loved, trusted, and believed in Jesus. But when being associated with Jesus threatened His security and reputation, Peter denied Him—three times. 

Thankfully, Jesus forgave him, restored him, and even empowered him to preach at Pentecost—the day that 3,000 people were baptized and the early church began.

It was Peter who wrote: 
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers worldwide suffers the same kind of suffering you are.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
If we’re going to resist the enemy, we must stay on both the offensive and defensive.

The Offensive: Stay alert. Stand firm. Be strong. Read God’s Word. Seek a God-centered community. Fight for time and connection with God. Remind yourself that others are fighting this battle with you.

The Defensive: If someone is twisting the truth, call it out. If you notice an injustice, do something to help. If your enemy, the devil, is wreaking havoc, dare to fight for good.

For the times that you’ve already let your guard down, don’t allow yourself to stay stuck in guilt or shame. We’ve all had moments where we’ve slipped. Ask for forgiveness and keep moving forward.

What did Jesus do after He was raised back to life? He found Peter. He cooked breakfast on the beach for Peter! He gave Peter another chance and even established him as a leader.

So stay alert. And remember: God is also fighting for you.

Peace be with you all! Thank you for stopping by; take care, and God bless! 
Appreciate every day;

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