Be careful, it’s a spiritual war out there …

Starting your day with quiet time with God, a piping hot cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and a little time with the family before heading off to work can sometimes wrap us in a cocoon of pleasantness that tempts us to forget we’re stepping into a spiritual world …

Beneath the surface of what we see with our physical eyes is a spiritual war waging around us and your soul is one of the targets …
“For we
are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil
rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in
this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places,”
Ephesians 6:12.
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour,” 1 Peter 5:8. 

“But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness …” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15a.
That early morning time with God certainly should be a time of worship, praise, and expressing your love for God. But it should also be a time of preparing yourself for the spiritual warfare you’re about to walk into …
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you,” James 4:7. 
“Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil … Therefore, put on every
piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time
of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm,”
Ephesians 6:11, 13.
Do you prepare yourself each morning to face the spiritual challenges awaiting you? Or do you walk about the door oblivious of the dangers lurking just beneath the surface?