Part of getting Grace-Full means growing an understanding of what the devil wants and how he works. The greatest desire of the devil is to make it so that you depend on yourself, doubt God’s ability, feel shame and condemnation or find comfort in anything other than what He has already done!
“The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” – Luke 4:9-12
The concept or temptation of God-doubt has been one of the devils oldest tools. He obviously used it on Eve and my bet is that for some of his henchmen to follow him when he was an angel he spread the idea to them as well. Make no mistake this is why the Armor of God starts with the Shield of Faith as the first line of defense!
To learn to use that shield takes time, attacks, pain and Trust – but let me tell you – it’s a Great ride! To exercise and use the Faith muscle may not look like it at the “moment of ouch” as I like to call it but the next moment, as soon as you have cried out to God – ITS ALL GOOD!
How? Because you get that it’s in His hands!
The problem and the challenge is that many try to take it back out of His hands – instead of turning to scripture like Deuteronomy 6:16:
“Do not put the LORD your God to the test”
The reason True Faith produces sweet and true and complete Peace beyond anything we could ever understand can be summed up in this, “GOD IS GOD!” While this may sound obvious the understanding of this IS what strengthens the Shield of Faith which IS the key to The Life He wants you to have right Here and Now!
If you look at how Jesus responded He never forgot Who God IS, what He HAS Done and how much better His LOVE IS than Anything to include proving Himself and His power to the world which would Not have broken any laws but it would have been a sin!
What concerns me most about my home country America isn’t abortion or violence or any other side effects of non-Trust in God – what concerns me most about America is the comfort zones most Christians have built up so they won’t have to Trust God and therefore Be His Light!