Spotlight On Jesus
We can spend so much time highlighting all the enemy is doing and miss the goodness of God! There is a lot of evil going on in the world today for sure. Scripture tells us that the devil is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and we see the destructive nature of his evil regime all around us. However, even in all of that, my Jesus still reigns supreme. The Kingdom (God’s reign, rule and authority) is still intact. Jesus is the one who rose with all power in His hands. He is the one who reigns with victory. When he was resurrected from the dead, He was given the place of highest honor and in the end every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that King Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11)! This is who I serve.
This is who I will exalt.
This is who I will focus on.
Take inventory of your conversations. Who do you focus on, the devil and his works or God and His goodness? 1 Peter 5:8 says “be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” I will take heed to that scripture and be aware of his evil schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). I will not pretend like the devil does not exist. HOWEVER, I will not make him the focus of my conversation. Instead, I will give my energy and adoration to King Jesus. I will be quick to rehearse His goodness and His faithfulness. Jesus will get the spotlight because He alone deserves my full attention and affection.
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.