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5.13.2021

Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table ~ Review

Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table
It's Time to Win the Battle of Your Mind...
By Louie Giglio


When we are in the midst of troubles and stresses of life don't ask God to get you out of whatever you are facing. Rather THANK God for being there with you. In the Psalms we read about God preparing a place for us at His table in the midst  of our enemies.  But all too often this table that is meant for just us and God finds Satan joining us because we invite him to the table. We allow our fears, our anger, our doubts, our feelings to issue an invitation to the enemy of our soul and our Savior. 

All we need to allow the Devil to join us at our table is to give him the slightest opening. We need to refuse him access and call on Jesus's name to turn him away.  Wanting more of the material parts of the world, succumbing to temptations, dissatisfaction with your life is a big flashing invitation to our table.  Anything that is a normal part of our life the Devil can use against it. He can be empathetic - just look at how Eve was tempted to sin. He wants to steal everything we value, break our relationship with God, destroy the connections we have with our family and friends. 

Sometimes we don't even realize that we have been enjoying years in the presence of our enemy because we welcomed him to our table not realizing who we were offering an open invitation to. And once the enemy has joined us he isn't willing going to leave our table. Rather he wants us to leave the table that God has prepared for us, convincing us that the next table over is better than what God has offered to us. The freedom offered by the enemy finds us shackling our selves to him. We've allowed him to lead us away from God fully entrenched in the lies he has been whispering in our ears. He appeals to our basic needs with false promises. Temptation isn't sin if we reject the temptation BUT if we act on it whether in thought or deed is sin. Stop your thoughts before they lead you on the path to Hell. Don't compound your sin with more sin - this is never the answer to feeling better. Sin is the opening the Devil needs to condemn us - throwing our shortcomings back at us. 

When we are in the presence of God, our Good Shepherd, He provides us with encouragement as we go through the dark valleys of life. He travels the route with us always offering us His hand if only we don't turn away seeking the false promises of ease. God allows us to face the challenges before us but He is our biggest advocate in the encouragement department.  We need to remember that God HAS OUR BACKS! And there is always a way out of these lies. it isn't easy but it is doable if only we listen to God instead of the enemy and open our eyes to see with faith. We can counter the enemy's attacks by calling on the power of Jesus's name. 

It is never too late to get out of sin before it happens. Each way out gets smaller the closer you get to sin. When given an out take it. Sin will never give you the lasting feeling that you will get from an intimate relationship with God. Take time to spend time alone with God - learn His voice so the enemy cannot deceive you into listening to the wrong voice.  You can be the person He created you to be and it starts in your mind, your heart, and your soul.  This is where the battle line with the enemy is drawn and the choice is yours. Choose wisely your life depends on it.

I really enjoyed (though enjoyed isn't quite the right word for it) this audiobook. This is one that you'll want to keep handy and listen to more than once. There is much to help you grow in your relationship with God and to help you see past the blinders that are distorting your vision.  It is time to take the place in the story of your life that God has written for you. Don't let your story be destroyed by reaching out to God today. God exalted Jesus and we should exalt Him in our own life and not bow to the lies and temptations of the enemy of all. I highly recommend this book it has much to offer for believers and to those who are seekers standing at the crossroad. 

I was provided a complimentary copy of this audiobook with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own. 


About the Audiobook:

Louie Giglio helps you find encouragement, hope, and strength in the

midst of any valley as you reject the enemy voices of
fear, rage, lust, insecurity, anxiety, despair, temptation, or defeat.

Scripture is clear: the Enemy is a liar who will stop at nothing to tempt you into poor decisions and self-defeating mindsets, making you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or defeated. It is all too easy for Satan to weasel his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and your King. But you can fight back.

Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table outlines the ways to overcome those lies so you can find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. With the same bold, exciting approach to Scripture as employed in Goliath Must Fall and his other previous works, pastor Louie Giglio examines Psalm 23 in fresh ways, highlighting verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”

You can find freedom from insecurity, temptation, and defeat—if you allow Jesus, the Shepherd, to lead the battle for your mind and heart. This spiritual warfare book for those who are leery of spiritual warfare books will resonate with Louie’s core Passion tribe as well as with Christians of all ages who want to live a triumphant life in God.

Purchase Links

Thomas Nelson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


About Louie Giglio:

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion Conferences has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion hosted over 700,000 people from over 150 countries online at Passion 2021.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of over a dozen books including his newest release, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, as well as Goliath Must FallIndescribable: 100 Devotions about God & ScienceThe Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and others. As a communicator, Louie is widely known for messages like Indescribable and How Great is Our God.

An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta.

Connect with Louie:

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