We were all standing in front of my parent’s house when Danielle walked up to me with a gentle tap and whispered, “Daddy, I saw a snake”. I was almost in doubt about the way she said it. But I asked where she saw it and took me to the flower bed just in front of the house. Right there was a little snake finding its way along the walls through the flower bed. It slipped to the concrete parts of the compound and we succeeded in killing it. 

It took quite some training to attain that level of calmness but we did not expect she would apply it to things like “seeing a snake”. 

In the same way, be spiritually sensitive. You must not get so carried away that the devil is now having a field day around you. Apostle Peter warned us that we must be sober and vigilant. 

Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:8 AMP

Do not allow the devil space around you. The Apostle Paul told us not to give him a foothold. 

Don’t give the devil any opportunity to work.

Ephesians 4:27 GW

Once you are sensitive to spot any move of the enemy around you, please do not build a celebration around what the devil is doing. Do not idolize him. Do not dignify him with so much attention. 

Some people are so focused on what the devil is doing that they spend so much time glorifying the moves of the devil. No! Do not invest your energy in that direction.

Do not spend your entire life feeding on bad news. You cannot be the one with the constant report of the woes and evils of society. You have become the broadcast channel for every evil. You have an example of every terrible thing going on. Stop it. 

Have you used the same energy you are using to share bad news to spread the good news of Christ? Everywhere the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified, the devil cannot have a field day. Thanksgiving chokes the moves of the enemy. Faith-filled words deny him a working environment. 

Walk to the Father quietly and draw the strength you need. Go and trample upon snakes and scorpions. Move on like nothing happened. Go in thanksgiving to the Lord. Do not glorify the devil and his moves in any way. 

Be sensitive. 

Be vigilant. 

Be discerning. 

But do not dignify the devil with so much attention. He does not deserve it. 

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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