Reading from Mark 5:2-5

And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

We cannot take a day off from communion with God. Many may go on vacation from work, or vacation from the daily grind, or perhaps just to get a change of scenery for a while. Whatever the case, may I encourage you to never take a day off from reading the Word of God, speaking to Him in prayer, and being aware of His presence throughout your day. Why? Because Satan never takes a day off!

Satan has not changed since the time spoken of in our text. The only difference between then and now is the fact that Satan has upgraded his weapons and tools as society changes. His goal is still to destroy you; to render you an ineffective testimony, a stumbling block to those around you.

When Jesus enters the scene and rebukes the devils and tells them to leave this man alone, they have no choice but to obey. The man, for the first time, enjoys presence of mind, a true purpose, a calm spirit and the love of God.

Take a holiday from the routine rigors of life if you must. But never, ever take a day off from communion with God.