I’m glad I found his skin though. Now I won’t be caught unaware. I will proceed with caution; ready to step on his head (or run like the dickens) when he comes slithering out of hiding. I will be more prepared knowing he is here.
The skin is a good reminder to me that there is another serpent lurking in the shadows who wants to strike at me – the devil. He chooses the cherished and familiar places to attack when I am not expecting him. It is a reminder to be on the watch and be ready for his strike. Instead of lifting my foot or running, may I be ready with the Sword of Truth in one hand and the Shield of Faith in the other. And just like I watched my mother do when I was a child (more times than I’d like to remember), take the shovel (in my case the Sword) and chop off his head...in Jesus Name!
I must get back to the yard work I was doing before I found the snake skin and took this writing detour. I do try to stay on task until God allows things in my path like snake skins to veer me off. He uses them to teach me valuable lessons for my life. I am then compelled to share them…with you; hope you don’t mind dear sister.
What has God allowed in your path today?
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. (Eph. 6:11)
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
(Jesus said -) "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. (then He gives this instruction) However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10: 17-20)
Above is my handsome woodpecker friend drinking from the fountain.