Ongoing Spiritual Battle!
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
~ Ephesians 6:12
We talk about spiritual warfare all the time but what does that consist of? I still have much to learn from the good book, but in this paragraph, the apostle Paul is saying that even though you are surrounded by the enemy. There is no need to be physically combative but rather spiritually defensive and steadfast in your faith that the lord will not forsake you.
I have been counseled by a dear friend of mine that the closer you follow the narrow path, the more satan will begin to attack you spiritually. Things that may not seem like a big deal at the time but over time can consume you. Even writing these small paragraphs to spread the gospel took a toll on me. I told myself I’ll do it later and then my day comes around and I had nothing to submit or simply forgot or told myself I did not have enough time to get it done. These are definitely minor infractions on this crazy ride we call life, but it was enough to bring me back to prayer over it. So I let the Lord guide my heart and the words that I place on this page. For you see the small voice in my head that tells me, oh I just missed one day or Iâ€™ll watch another one of my shows on Netflix instead of opening my bible, these are all part of this spiritual warfare.
I’d encourage you to be vigilant on your journey and stay the course for our advisory is always lurking. Things will never go according to plan and you can say I am going to do this with my life and set goals which are not a terrible thing to have. But Thy Will Be Done, you will fail at some point. Attacks will come in many forms it may be Finances, Health, or even Relationships will be tested.
Lord, I am tired and weak, you are mighty and strong. Teach me to pray and trust in your divine power, I am asking you to guide me and detour satanâ€™s attempts to blockade the path which you have set for me. I pray you strengthen my faith as I grow to know you more every day. I pray to not only know you but have a living relationship with you. In his holy name, we pray. Amen.