No matter how young or old we are, no matter how few or many years we have walked with God, we are prey for the Lion. The Apostle Peter said “Be alert! The devil prowls like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Too often, we do not recognize the swish of the tail swaying the high grasses of our life until the lion is mauling us. Jesus warned us to always “Be on guard. Be alert! Watch!”
Take time to STOP! Look for the slight movement that is disturbing the peace and joy of your life. Don’t wait until the lion pounces and you are fighting to survive. What temptation, what worry, what obsession, what habit, what person, what activity and what love is making your peace and joy waver?
We cannot ignore the lion that lurks in the grasses. We cannot put off dealing with the lion. We must deal with the lion when we first recognize its presence, and before it goes into full-attack mode. Peter said, “Resist the lion. Stand firm in the faith.” (Mark 13:33,37; I Peter 5:8-9)
Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com