Christian Life, Compassion, love

The Original Bully – The Sequel

As I was composing the previous post, the cat featured as the attacker in that photo who weighs about 9 pounds was repeatedly chasing and attacking the just over 16 pound cat and harassing him until he was crying out.

I called out to him, without response. He remained engaged with the attacker as opposed to escaping and coming for help. How often do we have such a warped response? We cozy up and think we can make some sort of peace treaty with the devil. Then, true to his fallen nature, he attacks us relentlessly until we cry out in pain and anguish. Do we remember to cry out to Christ? Do we run to him for safety or continue in the antics in the busyness that stop us from knowing who we truly are or at least are created to be?

The Bible clearly says that if we have God in us, then we have the one who is greater than satan who is in this world. The scripture also says that we are in the world but not of it. Are we rising above the trickery and deceit or are we content in the mire?

ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! [Zech. 8:23.]
Isaiah 60:1 AMPC

God has made a way of escape through the Salvation and Solace of His Son Jesus Christ. Accept him today by confessing that you are a sinner, asking for forgiveness and that He would save you and become the Lord of your life. If you already know Him, remember your true identity and stop giving up ground to the evil one. You and I are loved beyond what we can possibly comprehend while in our mortal bodies.

Be blessed today!

Christian Life

The Original Bully

Just like one of my cats in the photo thinks she’s slick, hiding and ready to pounce on a passerby, so is the original bully, the devil.

He reminds me of practitioner of domestic violence, who will seem nice and appear light and carefree until you don’t go along with his or her plan. Then that person begins to spew venom and may attack through other means as well.

So too, the devil, seems like he’s rewarding those who go along with all of his schemes and plans in this world. But their day will come when they will see who he truly is in the end. Those of us who take a stand now, know all too well of the fiery darts he shoots our way.

He doesn’t have devices that we are ignorant of, says the Bible. If we stay close to our Older Brother, Jesus Christ, and put on the full armor of God, the Word is clear that we can withstand every attack (Ephesians 6, beginning in verse 10).

God is not willing that any of us, His precious creation made in His image, should perish but come to eternal life through Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son (John 3:16) that came and was sacrificed on our behalf, to wash away the stain of our sin and remove the chasm between us. So, run into the cleft of The Rock and be saved from the bully who would love nothing more than to drag you into hell along with him where you will never see your Heavenly Father again.