In a documentary mini-series called “Against All Odds,” a remarkable story is told about an Israeli platoon that found themselves in the midst of a minefield along the Syrian border during the Yom Kippur War.
When the platoon realized they were in a minefield, they pulled out their bayonets and started to dig out mines and to disarm them.
Suddenly, a fierce wind began to blow, removing the sand from the minefield. Each and every mine was exposed, and the soldiers ventured through the minefield unscathed.
If you found yourself in the midst of a minefield but had someone with you that knew where every mine was and could guide you through, then you’d be sure to stay as close to him as possible.
My friend, life is a minefield; and the enemy has planted mines all across your path: the mines of temptation.
You have Someone with you who knows where they are and how to guide you around them.
But how closely are you walking with Him?
God’s word and His Spirit equip us thoroughly for life and godliness. By being obedient to His word and abiding in His Spirit, we can avoid many of these deadly traps of the enemy.
Let’s not ignore the presence and counsel of our Heavenly Guide. It’s too easy to become distracted by fears, entertainments, and even real responsibilities.
But all these can pull us away from Him, so that we suddenly find our foot on a mine about to explode under us.
Let us stay awake, fully conscious of God’s presence.
Led by His Spirit, we will dodge our enemy’s mines, and navigate both ourselves and others to safety, bearing fruit all along the way!
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
–by George Whitten