Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  What a great win for the Vikings yesterday and an exciting game!! This morning I have been doing food prep and soon going to my exercise class. Hope to walk the trail as the weather has been perfect. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
 With Halloween here, we are made more aware of witchcraft and occult activity taking place in our culture. There are many shows, movies and books that deal with the supernatural and so many people are taken in by spiritual forces that are opposed to the Lord.\
  When I was a teen, we were warned not to meddle in Ouija boards, palm reading and seances as they are not harmless but open the door to the enemy. I realized this in a deep way when a gal in one of our churches, went to the cities and was involved in a séance, She saw first-hand the power of the enemy and was so scared she rushed to her car and drove many miles to our house to get prayed over.
   I read an article by the late Billy Graham who warned us of the dangers of the occult and not to involve ourselves in any practices of spiritual forces that are opposed to God. The Bible warns us and in Eph. 6:12 the apostle Paul says, ”For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
   In one study, it revealed that 73% of the youth in America have been involved in at least one type of psychic activity or witchcraft. How sad that so many gravitate to forces that are opposed to God and in league with Satan.
   We need to protect ourselves and our children and not get sucked in to the enemy’s tactics. He will make us think it is not big deal but it is when we give him entrance into our lives through occult practices. Let us pray much, read the Word and be in fellowship with other believers so we can stand against his schemes. God is far more powerful and may we stand in the strength of his might.
  Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and protect you against anything that opens the door to the enemy.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy