Thursday, February 7, 2013

Help! An Intruder Is Breaking In!

Let me ask you a question.  You are standing in the kitchen cooking dinner as your family plays a game in the living room.  Suddenly an intruder breaks into the home. What do you do?

Answering for myself, I will do whatever it takes to protect my family.

You have probably heard many stories, maybe on television or even in real life, of parents doing whatever it takes to protect their family from harm.  I've heard of moms leading their children into the shower or closets and dads taking on the intruder.  As a parent, we do what we can to take care of our children.

Friend, there is an intruder.  This intruder tries daily, hourly even, to harm your family.  This intruder comes into your home uninvited.  This intruder will stop at nothing to bring harm to your spouse, children and you.  This intruder is only out to kill, steal and destroy your lives.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; 
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10

Satan is an intruder.  Satan sneaks into your home through the television, radio, internet, cell phones, through our thoughts and any other way he can find to destroy us.  Our family is exposed to p*rnography.  Our children exposed to bullying.  Music that talks about dancing in provocative ways.  Commercials selling an ideal image that is unrealistic.  Drinking, smoking and drugs is presented at every turn.  Yes, Satan is trying to destroy your family.

What will you do about it?

Friend, fight for your family.  Tell Satan that he has no place in your home and your family.  Scream at him just as you would scream at a physical intruder breaking into your home with a weapon.  Scream and tell Satan to go away!

When I say scream, I mean physically, literally, at the top of your lungs scream! Stomp up and down on his head and physically kick him back to the dungeon he belongs in!  Let him know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has no place in your family!  Let him know that his intrusion is not acceptable and you will not stand for it!  Friend, I am being serious; shout at him!  Send him running with his tail between his legs straight back to hell!

In addition to physically and literally screaming at Satan, be careful what you let into your home.  Closely monitor what your family watches on television, what music your family listens to, what books and magazines are being read, what websites are visited, what games are being played and what friends your children are hanging out with.  Fill your home with worship music and scripture verses.  Pray daily lifting your family to God.  Pray daily with your family.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, 
whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, 
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything 
is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

I am tired of letting Satan breaking into my home and trying to destroy my family! I am tired of hearing of Satan breaking into my friends' homes and trying to destroy their families!  It is time to get serious and put Satan in his place!  It is time to fight for our families!  Are you with me?  Are you ready to stand up and fight Satan?  Let me hear you shout it!

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  1. EXCELLENT post! If we could only see the little footholds we give the enemy! Well, he has no place in my home!!! I refuse to give him even a nth of a space to invade my sanctuary!!

    Thank you for this post!

  2. "The intruder will stop at nothing" - SO true!! I was just having this conversation the other day: it's like if it's not one thing it's another! My mom (who is a cancer survivor) said whenever she was going through treatments and a bad thought would pop up she'd say, "Get behind me Satan!" in her head until it went away :) Love how forceful your post is - we need to be just as strong (STRONGER) in our fight against the enemy as we would be against a 'regular' intruder! Great post :)

  3. Amen friend!! I'm reading this to my family during devotions tonight. Thank you for your words of wisdom.


  4. Such a powerful reminder of how we really need to protect our families! Satan is real, despite what society might tell us.

    I have been reading your blog for some time now and always leave totally convicted! Thank you!

    I would like to invite you to share in a new series a few of us are starting called "mom woman of faith". Each Saturday a group of mothers respond to a question--this week we are discussing what it means to be a Christian mother. Please come and add your thoughts and concider contributing!
    Thanks Jennifer,


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