Daily Struggles for a child of God

First as a child of God we  should never use the devil to excuse for  self or a another person  to fall into a scandal, immorality, and criminal behaviour ,emotional blackmailing  which every often happens within the four wall of a house and also as though  sometimes happened in the Church. The faithful Christian should and  always accepts personal responsibility, and understands that the devil can never force us to do anything against our will(for it was Gods breath which made us living souls). Must definitely the tempter   tempts, he misleads, he brings us to the point of danger, but in the final analysis, it is our choice whether to succumb to our daily enticement  or not.

The second principle is never to allow our fight against Satan to end dialogue with our opponents..” What it mean’s is by warning we should  never have a dialogue with the devil and  never to sacrifice ultimate truth when meeting with our opponents—not that we shouldn’t search for common a ground( which is very often done within the family and cooperate world under the camouflage of maintain the so called the “peace of the house” for  “the growth of the cooperate house” ), or even  trying to win hearts for Christ.

The third principle is to be on constant guard against the devil, never assume we cannot sin like those we are trying desperately to correct( When it is God business and ours is to guide), and ask ourselves some pointed questions:

Do I guard myself, my heart, my feelings, my thoughts? Do I guard the treasure of grace? Do I guard the presence of the Holy Spirit in me? Or do I let go, feeling secure, believing that all is going well? But if you do not guard yourself, for he who is stronger than you will come.

 

Source: http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2013/10/the-smoke-of-satan-returns

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