21 Oct 2016

On Guard

In last week’s blog, I wrote about the “Priority of Peace”.  This week I feel compelled to remain on the subject of peace, and to expound a bit more about the attacks that may come in an attempt to rob us of our peace.

There is no question that we live in a very visual, digital age.  We’re either glued to our gadgets, dazzled by our devices, or mesmerized by movies and videos.  Our lives seem to revolve around anything and everything electronic!  I realize many devices are no longer luxuries but have become necessities just to navigate through the day and everything it entails.  But we should consider that although those devices are conveniences and entertainment for us, they are also convenient gateways for satan to steal our peace.  

Sometimes it is just a good thing to simply turn everything OFF!  Our days are filled with constant noise, conversation, music, interference from innumerable sources and all magnifications – everything but SILENCE.  It is important to note that oftentimes our personal peace is interrupted while we are totally unaware of the source of origination.  Our eyes and ears are perfect gateways for all kinds of demonic entrance.  To share an example, Halloween has become my least favorite holiday.  What used to be a fun time of year for children to dress up in funny costumes and get overloaded with sugary candies and sweets has now turned into a time that you must beware of unsavory people with warped minds and devious motives.  

What once was a festive time for children is often an opportunity for heinous crimes to be committed against adults, children, and even animals.  Even the selection of movies during the month of October on television and in the theaters, is geared toward the paranormal and horror.  We sometimes overlook the fact that evil spirits traffic throughout our atmosphere and seek to find new hosts to invade and disturb our peace.  Unsuspectingly we think we are being entertained, but we are subjecting ourselves to something very detrimental to our spirits.  I am extremely cautious about what my family and I watch and listen to for this very reason. 

If ever you find yourself struggling with unexplained mood changes, inability to get adequate rest, or if your mind is consistently unsettled and unable to focus, it would be wise to think back over recent environments and activities you’ve engaged in.  The word of God tells us that God is not the author of confusion, that includes a confused state of mind that is void of peace.  In fact, St. John 14: 27 indicates that we will not likely find true peace in this world, it can only come from the Lord.  If you want to enjoy a life filled with peace you must search for it in the One who is the originator.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let
it be afraid.”

Source: First Lady Denise