~ Matthew 4:8-11
Have I ever had that type of face-to-face encounter with the devil? Of course not. But, Satan does affect my life. I am talking about sin. The devil delights in it. As I have begun to grow in my faith, I have learned it's ok to say what Jesus said to the devil, "Away from me Satan!!"
I can say that because I know that God is on my side. If I need further encouragement I can go to Him in prayer or read His Word. God loves me, despite my failings. It's great when your tag-team partner is God!!!
Father, I praise everything that you have done in the heavens and on earth. You even had time left over to create me. I am very thankful of that fact and I want only to do good in your eyes. Please be with me morning, noon and night so that I can not be tempted by Satan. Amen!