Satan’s Playbook

"For we are not unaware of his schemes" (2 Corinthians 2:11).

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Satan’s Playbook

Now Satan has a playbook that
He uses on us all.
His one objective is to see
A Christian trip and fall.
He twists the truth and uses lies
To make us doubt God’s love
And blind us so we cannot see
God’s light shine from above.
He tells us we’re unworthy, so
God really doesn’t care.
And He won’t hear a thing we say
When we kneel down in prayer.
He tells us that we’ve gone too far
To ever make it back.
He spends his time reminding us
Of all the things we lack.
He tries to stir up envy and
He will appeal to greed.
He’ll foster desperation, saying
God won’t meet our need.
He’ll twist God’s words with questions:
Did God really, truly say…?
If God’s word isn’t in our hearts
Then Satan wins today.
He’ll sow confusion and mistrust
In promises God gave
And even God’s ability
Through Jesus’ blood to save.
He’ll make it seem that he will win
And God (and we) will lose.
He’ll try to make us turn from God
Or tell us not to choose.
He’ll get us to procrastinate
By telling us there’s time
And we can choose God later
Once we’re cleaned of sin’s dark grime.
He stokes our pride and tells us that
We really don’t need God.
He takes us off the narrow road
To his way, bent and broad.
We must protect ourselves from him
And thwart his every scheme.
Don’t listen to the devil, just
Remember, God’s supreme.

©2013 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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