I’m enjoying our time spent on prayer and fasting as a church each month during W.O.W. week. We’ve
got prayer meetings that are energized by the what the Holy Spirit is doing in us personally, a whole gathering devoted to worship and prayer (this week we have 2!) and a focused mission, that for a week we will push aside our flesh and depend upon Jesus to move in us through that.
Paul tell us in Ephesians-
13-18Be prepared. You’re up
against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you
can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but
the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace,
faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them.
You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable
weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare.
Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes
open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops
I’m definitely "up against far more than [I] can handle on [my] own." I’m happy to utilize whatever weapons of destruction I can against the enemy of my soul and the souls of others. The past couple of day have been such hard days for me for a few reasons, those of which I’m not going to share. I felt so stressed and burnt out, and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball, cry and go to bed. Thankfully God smacked me out that, but I could definitely sense the spiritual warfare surrounding me. There was a battle going on for my mind, my heart, my body and eventually even my soul.
By the end of the day, yesterday, I only actually cried a few tears 🙂 and I went to bed with confidence of victory in my life. When I woke up this morning I knew that the stress was still there and I thought, "Yep! It certainly is a Week of War!" There is no irony in that. But I am so glad that through praise and prayer my heart, my mind, my body and my soul are all still in guarded in His hands.
But, a week of war…yes, indeed.
2 thoughts on “Week Of War”
Spiritual warfare has many diverse manifestations. Some of us experience issues which would appear to be minor in nature to others because their personalities have the tendency to filter out the very same issues which become enlarged and difficult for others to live through. This is where God, by his spirit, has the know-how to connect with us. He does this in such a way that He can arm us with the tactical advantage against the warfare. He understands each and every hurt and/or attack well in advance and He equips us every day to defend against the issues which affect each of us individually.
Winston Churchill once said “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day”. When we have been the target of a thoughtless act, it can amazingly destroy so quickly…..and yet good relationships sometimes take so long to build.
My prayer today is that God Almighty will provide for you today and every day, the inner strength to begin the day with the humble understanding that He loves you and your Dad loves you very dearly.
Over the past year, I have ran into so many strong men and women of God that have been hit big time when it comes to spiritual warfare. It seems as if some Christians get it worse than others. Some “seem” to have the perfect life with no attacks. Ahh! Why God?
I recognize that we just need to stand firm and put on our spiritual boxing gloves. It’s time to fight. Pray, pray, and pray some more!
I love you girl!