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Do You Know Your Enemy?- By M. Anne Blount

Early one morning, I walked in the door from watering my garden. When I came in, I locked the door behind me, and then I went back to make sure it was locked.

I do this with every door and window and have for the longest time. Just making sure I did what I knew I had already done.

At night, as I check the whole house (even after my husband does), I often wonder if anyone were to break in, would I be the cause? Would my forgetfulness put us in danger? So I check, and recheck. It's that important to me.

As I retraced my footsteps in the early sunlight, God spoke clearly to me, and I had to stop what I was doing to write this down. He said this double-checking should be the same in our spiritual walk, in our faith, in our readiness to fight the enemy, but we seem to only double-check on God. We check to see if God is there… We check to see if God heard us… We check to see if we are safe with Him… We check to see if we can trust He has done and will do what He says.

I felt God was asking me, why do I have so little faith? (Matthew 8:26)

I can be sure God is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)

I can be secure in His love for me. (Psalm 94:18)

I can know He is there…. Now and forever. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Why am I checking on God and not the enemy?

The enemy doesn’t have any good in store for us. He doesn't love us.

The enemy walks around and looks for opportunity. (1Peter 5:8) He looks for any unlocked door or window into our mind, soul, heart…. If he finds one, he doesn’t announce he is there. He doesn’t barge in. He stealthily and quietly just opens the unlocked door and enters.

We focus on God holding true to His word and promises. Remember, the enemy is going to hold true to his as well.

We need to check ourselves. Our hearts, our minds and make sure the enemy isn’t sneaking in. (Ephesians 4:27)

Instead of checking on God, focus on God's truth...

Have faith that He is who He says He is...

And don't forget to check on ourselves and make sure the enemy isn’t sneaking around looking for an opening. (Ephesians 6:11)

M. Anne Blount


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