As you begin the day remember the ever present battle waging around you. The God of the universe has fought and won the war, but the enemy of your soul is stubborn. He continues to fight battles.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Every day we must take up the armor of God, knowing always that our struggle (battle, fight, engagement) is not against flesh and blood. Our fight is against an enemy who truly wants us dead. It isn’t a game to him. He wants blood.
Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
The good news is that the power of light defeats darkness and greater is God, the One who dwells in each Christian’s heart, than is the devil who has already been stationed for defeat.