Scripture: Romans 7:21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. (ESV)
Nugget: Have you ever found that when you want to “do the right thing” that there’s usually some roadblock that appears? That day you come into work, promising to get along with the challenging co-worker who insists on being difficult that day; the day you promise to start back on your workout routine, it’s just a day you’re a little “too tired”. Or even the day you promised to start going to church & reading your Bible, you’re somehow sleepy.
This is definitely how it goes sometimes! Such a reminder for us to stay prayed up for the difficulties & evil that can be around the corner. Whatever your “do right” may be, the devil doesn’t like that you’ve made the choice to walk rightly in God & what He’s called you to do.
It’s imperative that we stay prayed up & close to God at every turn; our strength comes from Him, which hinders the acts of the devil. Don’t stop doing the right thing & good that God has called you to do.
Quote: “A God wise enough to create me & the world is wise enough to watch out for me.” –Philip Yancey
© Lisi P, 2016