Encouragement For You Today

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God is real. When He says, “Seek Me, and you’ll find Me,” He’s not just taking us on a game of cat and mouse. Rather, He’s inviting us into fellowship. He’s inviting us to sit, walk, talk, and move with Him. He’s inviting us into a greater understanding of His Word, a deeper revelation of His character, insight into the advancement of His kingdom and the role we play. He’s inviting us to experience and walk in restoration, redemption, wholeness, and holiness. He’s calling us to abide in Him (John 15:4).

Satan is also real. He comes to rob, to steal, to destroy (John 10:10). He tries to sneak in, sometimes quietly slithering his way through cracks and doors left open (Genesis). Other times he comes making noise. We’d be wise to heed 1 Peter 5:8, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
The enemy of our souls comes to distort and warp, his desire that we’d walk in perversion, confusion, people of blurred vision with weak-wills. His work’s end–that the consequences of our foolish choices would cause us to turn around and shake our fists at God.
How thankful I am that “greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world,” (1 John 4:4)! What a peace and blessing to know that we serve a God who “having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it,” (Colossians 2:15).
My encouragement for you today, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good,” (Romans 12:21). Continue to cultivate beauty, truth, and goodness. The land God’s given you WILL produce a good harvest. Keep moving forward in faith. 
Even more so… in Christ, we are victorious. There are promises given us that extend far beyond the here and now… So, know your adversary, yes. But also, know the God whom you serve. Walk in the invitation He extends. Know there is a reward for those who overcome.
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels,” (Revelations 3:5). 
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