Sunday #Devotional ~ Friend of #God = Enemy of Satan?

You are my friends if you do what I command. (John 15:14 NKJV)

So the other day, someone pasted this Mantra on Facebook, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head.  If there is anything that I want to be in life, it is a friend of God and a threat to my enemy, Satan.

So what have I been doing to make that happen? And what do I need to do to accomplish it?  I thought about that in my time with the Lord. And here is what I was told:

Be still and know that I am God.  (Psalm 46:10 NKJV)

I need to pray more, and in a way that keeps me focused and still.  I spend too much time not being still in the Lord, trying to read His word instead, and worrying about how to serve Him (like Martha) instead of just listening to Him like Mary.

John, the beloved disciple, was always leaning on the bosom of Jesus listening to Him.  He describes himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved. And the word he uses more in his gospel than all of the other gospels combined is "BELIEVE." Not do, not work, not serve, just believe.

So when I look at this mantra, it makes me want to pick up my sword and start slashing.  But God has told me to choose the better part and be still, get to know Him, and become someone worth fearing.

Prayer Thought: How about you? Do you have trouble sitting still and just waiting upon God? If you do, spend this time in prayer with Him and ask for His help in improving your patience and listening skills.


  1. Great thought Pauline. This is a key to becoming the type of warrior that puts fear into the heart of the enemy, one who attacks from a place of stillness and knowledge. Great devotional thought.

  2. Thanks, Pauline. It's so sad that I spend so little time with the Lord. I do pray and try and focus on Him, but when you think about the entirety of the day, it's such a small period of time...
    Thanks for the reminder.


  3. Thanks George! From the guy who wrote the book on Spiritual Armor - I'll take that as a compliment!

  4. James! You're right - I'm guilty of it too. But little by little I'm hoping to get better! Will pray for you too!