I read in John 14:30 today where Jesus said of Satan, "He has no hold on me." This verse affected me in two ways-- one, it comforted me with the reminder that Jesus is stronger than Satan and two, it challenged me to make that my goal. Even though I know I will never accomplish that totally on this side of heaven, it was nice to consider a life where Satan has no hold on us-- where his temptations to sin are overcome. Where I don't have to fear his power on this earth because I am strong in Christ. Where I don't worry about what damage he will wreak in our family because of his potential to steal, kill and destroy. Where I seek Jesus first instead of run to Him after the fact.
He has no hold on me.
I like the sound of that.