After moving off the lake, where I had to be concerned about my dogs getting eaten by an alligator, I moved into the woods. Now my concerns are coyotes, bobcats, and owls. My dogs are very small, so they could become a tasty morsel for any predator. I took them outside and there, lurking in the trees was the mysterious, but not so wise, owl. He was not very wise because he let us know he was there by coming in for a closer look and making a blood curdling scream when he landed in a tree right overhead! He eyeballed our every move while I rebuked his demonic hunger. I grabbed my pups and carried them in the house to avoid any further exposure. We must become aware of the schemes of our enemy too. He will do anything to try and tear you apart and cause you to stumble and turn from God. Stand strong and do not let him pierce your armor.
What armor? Your helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, belt of truth, shoes of peace, and the sword of the Spirit. If you armor up with the essential gear, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance!
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13