Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Without making a big deal of it or psyching myself out, I have been getting up early to walk, like for exercise. (If I say it outloud, the desire might disappear!) Anyway, this morning I had an encounter with the devil, sort of. As I was walking past a house, I wanted to change the song on my phone MP3 player, so I slowed down. I looked up and saw a big German Shepherd sitting next to the front step. I looked again for a second too long. Realizing my mistake, I started walking again, but not before the dog got up with a throaty growl and started loping towards me. I turned and said "NO!" and stood my ground. He put his head down and went back to the porch. Now, in his mind, he may not have left his driveway. But in my mind, he was not going to stop and it would be worse if I ran. I started thinking how if we look sin, and the devil, square in the face and yell "NO!", he will go off in search of an easier lunch. "Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, stand steadfast in your faith." 1 Peter 5:8-9

1 comment:

  1. That's an excellent point. One I think I will carry with me for a long time. :)