God versus Satan
October 20, 2022
Dear God, good morning. Today’s reading is about “Satan.” The Bible says the devil roams around like a hungry lion looking for God’s children. When I refused you, Jesus, in the past, I was extremely unhappy, confused, angry, depressed, and filled with self-pity. I’m sure the “Evil One” loved the idea that I was lost, and he wanted my soul! Which he can never get because I have your love and protection, Jesus. The Bible writes, ” So give yourselves completely to God, Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you. Come near to God, and God will come near to you.” James 4:7-8
My faith is stronger than the devil’s tricks. Every morning I come to you, God. I feel love and peace in my heart when I write to you. I feel safe and protected by you because I came to you for help. And you came to me whispering words of love, faith, peace, joy, kindness, goodness, hope, and discipline, which I strive for each day.
According to the Bible, there’s Spiritual warfare in the Heavenly World, and we are God’s chosen children in this world, and Jesus doesn’t want anyone of his children to be lost when the Evil One comes. The Bible writes, ” That is why you must put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. So stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the protection of right living on your chest. On your feet, wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also, use the shield of faith with which you can stop all burning arrows of the Evil One. Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10-18
Sweet Jesus, I truly don’t want to meet the Evil One ever. But if you say to stand strong against Satan and to fight with the full armor. Last year I felt the evil presence of satan in my bedroom one evening. It felt as though the devil was trying to scare me, and I could say something like, “Back away, you devil, I’m a child of God, and then the evil spirit left me. I was not scared at all. Thank you, Jesus, for protecting me that night. I love you so much!
I need your help, dear Jesus. My dear friend Liz wants me to come and visit her in Albany, New York, in two weeks. I pray I can take a comfortable bus with its own bed and shower. It said on the news this morning that there are actually buses that have these amenities on buses now. The trip should only take three hours to get to Liz’s house.
I love Liz. We’ve known each other for over a year now. Liz is an artist, and she paints lovely watercolor paintings. I have to find a way to visit Liz, please, Jesus. I love her and want to see her too. Thank you, and I love you, Jesus.
Dear God, good afternoon. Well, you made a miracle happen, sweet Jesus. I’m visiting my Liz on October 29. The price was perfect. The timing was impeccable. I am not surprised that you were behind it, Jesus. And Gary found it for me online. I have to realize it’s God’s will, not mine be done. I tried my will and got overwhelmed. As soon as I let go of the rock, you rescued me. I’m taking the Amtrak to visit Liz. I’m so excited. It only cost forty-eight dollars. Yipee, I’m like a child in a candy store. My Liz is my first sponsee in the fellowship. She’s lovely to talk to and calls me from time to time. She continuously checks in on me. My Liz used to call me daily and tell me how she was doing. I’m proud of my Liz.
Today I’m so grateful for the many blessings you have shown me. Having my husband in my life, he’s gentle, loving, and understanding of my mania and depression. Fernando loves reading many books or the news and does not drink alcohol. Maybe Christmas. Usually, he won’t drink around me. He’s very loving and is happy that I am sohba. There was a time when the word divorce was mentioned, and it was during my drinking days. My husband is an angel you sent me. I love him very much. Thank you for a lovely day, Jesus.