Years ago the church I belonged to held a family retreat. The theme was walking with God. During the retreat, some families and individuals wrote their own devotion based on the theme. The devotions were later gathered together and made into a booklet. I thought I would include some this month. You can do these alone, or with a group.
Do you remember the story of “Little Red Riding Hood?” (If you’re doing this as a family or group, have someone tell the story). It told how the wolf tried to keep Little Red Riding Hood from getting to her grandmas’ house and wanted to harm both her and her grandmother. We all know how the story ended when the hunter saved them.
Our walk with Jesus is very much like that. St. Paul tells us that the devil is like a roaring lion who seeks to hurt us and keep us from walking with Jesus and our destination in eternity. As we walk our walk with Jesus, who guides and leads us and promises to bring us to eternity with Him, we need to remember that Satan would love to have us follow him instead. Thankfully, God sent His Son to defeat the devil and save us, and give us an example of how to walk faithfully.
1 Peter 5:8-9
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
*Make a list of the ways the devil might use to trick you into following him.
*Pray a prayer for strength, courage and faith to resist the devil.
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