Spiritual Warfare!

Wow, does God get His point across, when He wants to?!?  I have been going along fine (or so I thought), until going away to spend some quiet time with God.  He made me aware of some Spiritual Warfare going on in my life.  This is a two edged sword.  1) I am a pacifist by nature, I never want to do battle! 2) I am a believer that wants, even needs, to be where God wants me to be.

The process of seeing a small glimpse of the battle going on around me is a little frightening until I remember (which I need to be reminded many times a day) that I am on the winning team.  Ephesians 6:10 says “A Final word. Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” (NLT)

You might be saying, wait, didn’t I hear that on Sunday-well, yes you did (so did I).  Here’s part of the weirdness of God showing up.  We are studying EXODUS, not Ephesians.  How on earth did the Spirit speak through Ryan to bring up this Spiritual Warfare right at the exact time that I needed to hear it?  It may sound selfish, but I believe that God orchestrated all of that so that I would know and remember that I am His and on His team.  Cool, right?

Here’s another thing that I got from yesterday’s sermon: This putting on of the armor is NOT an instant fix. It’s a process.  I had not heard that before.  I needed to hear that.  I would love to end the war instantly, but that isn’t the way it works.  I am God’s and I trust Him in this process.

So this week I am working on re-memorizing Ephesians 6:10-17.  If you are interested in doing this with me, click here, maybe we can keep each other accountable.