“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” Ephesians 6:11
Every morning I begin my day by asking God to direct, empower, and protect me, so I will be able to please Him in all I do, think, and say. I want to be in tune with what He wants for me. Often, there are times during the day when I take back control of my life from God and try to do things my way. When I do this, I leave a door open for the enemy.
One night, after talking to Marvin on the phone — he was in Florida — I went to bed and fell asleep. Suddenly I awoke. I thought I felt someone crawling into bed with me. My first sleepy thought was a joyful, “Oh, Marvin must be home.” Then I realized that he was in Florida.
I got really scared and silently prayed, “Lord, who is it?” He let me know that it was the enemy. I knew I had to pray aloud and so I prayed, “In the name of Jesus, I command you to get out of our house.” As soon as I prayed the presence left. I lay there for quite a while until I had the courage to turn on the light. Yes, the name of Jesus is powerful indeed!