We joke about it. We dismiss it. We want to ignore it. And we don’t want to think about it.

Author, Heather Bauer gives a unique twist to his influence. Bread is the Devil is the title of her book about dieting. And she discusses it on this segment on CBS’s “The Talk.”

But no matter how silly, humorous and innocent we want to make him, the truth is Satan really exists. His presence in this world is as real as eating too much bread and butter brings on the next dress size.

Are you falling for those lies right now? His deceiving whispers: what you thought was wrong is really right. And what you know is offensive to the Lord is really okay.

Not to worry. No matter what Satan might bring our way. We have victory by following the diet of all diets—refrain from consuming his lies, from tasting his tactics, and swallowing his crafty ways.

Even Jesus encountered Satan when he audaciously tempted Him. But the Lord, master in victory and powerful with wisdom, triumphed by killing his lies with the sword of truth.

So, why can’t we do the same? Could it be because we’re weak, vulnerable, or helpless? Or want to dismiss that Satan, the evil one exists? But are we weak? Or maybe, this notion is another one of Satan’s lies?

What to do? “Take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:10).

Father, I rely on your power to triumph over the forces of evil. The powers that bring negative thoughts, sorrow, fear and worry. I recognize the devil does exist, but I claim victory because of the power that’s in me through your son Jesus. Amen.

• What lies have you believed?
• What truth keeps you on God’s path?
• Are negative notions ruling your life?

Author's Bio: 

When Retinitis Pigmentosa, an incurable retinal disease, took my sight completely at the age of 31, I never imagined doing all these things. Crazy, I know, but God never said our experiences on this earth would make sense. He just said that with Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).