For example on one trip I made sure all the bills were paid and there was enough money in the bank to cover my wife’s needs while I was gone. When I turned on my phone after landing back in the US, my phone nearly exploded with overdraft notices. The bank had misapplied the deposit. That took a week to clear up.
For this series of trips there has been another array of attacks. Often I recognize what is happening. There are many times I do not until after the event. That happened tonight. Something came up and it was not until afterwards that I recognized it as one of his schemes.
You are familiar with Ephesians 6:10 – 20, the armor of God passage. You know that we are to be strong in the Lord so we can stand firm against the devil’s schemes. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 5:8 that we are to be on constant alert.
It is not easy. We get busy. We get focused on the task at hand. Then he strikes. I have to be a better lookout.