War-time Mentality

1 Peter 2:4-25, Leviticus 9-11

1 Peter 2:11 – Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Lord Jesus, you have called me to be yours, a chosen, holy, and royal son of the Father. You have bought me and brought me out of this world and into a new kindom and a new relationship with the Father.  I am not who I used to be.  In fact, I find myself living as an alien in a hostile country.  Keep me from trying to fit in; I don’t.  Give me strength, wisdom and vigilance to wage war against all that wars against my soul.  Keep me from living with a peace-time mentality.  The devil always has his snipers aimed at me and wants to take me down.  Protect me. Help me.  Lead me not into temptation, but help me to overcome it.  Deliver me from evil and finally pull me out of the war-zone and into your heavenly kingdom where there is only peace.  Amen.