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Today’s devotional is from Max Lucado’s Grace for the Moment:

Guard the Gateway

The devil, your enemy, goes around like

a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.

Refuse to give in to him, by standing

strong in your faith.

1 Peter 5:8-9

You’ve got to admit, some of our hearts are trashed out.  Let any riffraff knock on the door, and we throw it open.  Anger shows up, and we let him in.  Revenge needs a place to stay, so we have him pull up a chair.  Pity wants to have a party, so we show him the kitchen.  Lust rings the bell, and we change the sheets on the bed.  Don’t we know how to sy no?

Many don’t.  For most of us, thought management is, well, unthought of.  We think much about time management, weight management, personnel management, even scalp management.  But what about thought management?  Shouldn’t we be as concerned about managing our thoughts as we are managing anything else?  Jesus was.  Like a trained soldier at the gate of a city, he stood watch over his mind.  He stubbornly guarded the gateway of his heart. . . .

If he did, shouldn’t we . . . ?

Just Like You

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This is so true, how easily we over look thought management, and how important it is.  Jesus also said, that just looking at someone and having lustful thoughts was the same as committing adultery.  We have to protect our thoughts, the devil knows our weakness.

May God Bless You, until Christ Comes!

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