|TODAY’S LITTLE LETTER FROM LARA|
The Spirit of God who inhabits His followers told me in my morning time alone with Him and the Bible this morning that the devil has been coming to me over and again with the same bait knowing I will take it. The Spirit of God brought to light the very bait I have kept taking and told me NOT TO TAKE IT! Ugh. Wish I didn’t need the reminder. But I did. And I do! And maybe you need encouragement in this area also.
My beloved pastor and father in Christ who went on to be with the Lord several years ago taught his little sheep that a good fisherman will go to the same pond for as long as he knows he will get the fish he wants to catch! When he stops catching fish in that pond, he will move on. He told us the devil will keep coming back to us with the same temptation when he knows we will keep taking that very same bait!
I encourage you to be careful as I need to be about the bait the devil is using to tempt you. Let us learn in the strength of Christ for the glory of Christ not to take the devil’s bait whether it’s the same old bait he has sent our way over and again or whether it’s new bait. Let’s say no to the devil and his temptations and YES TO CHRIST, AMEN!
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:12-15