TODAY’S MEDITATION – Be alert all the time (1 Peter 5:8).

Never become comfortable in this world is one advise Apostle Paul gives us. But the Bible also teaches us to expect spiritual attacks from any direction. My brother, my sister, a spiritual attack may come from within, that is, through your own weaknesses, your own wishes and your own wants, that is why the Word of God “as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:11). You can also be attacked through relatives and friends or even through fellow-Christians who set poor examples that would discourage or hurt you. You can be attacked through good times or hardships Paul wrote about his experiences in Ephesus and they should serve as examples for us today. He said: “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself” (2 Corinthians 1:8). In short, whatever happens in your life, when you identify it as an attack, never forget that, as a Christians, the one who is in you is stronger than the one in this world and that in everything you are more than conqueror in Christ. So, my friends, do not use of your own strength to deal with whatever hardships you’re going through. Be alert all the time and fight back through prayer, fasting and communion with fellow-believers who can he help you spiritually. But in all these, keep your eyes set on the Lord Jesus, not on the attacks or the hardships your are going through. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.