What battle are you fighting today? Before things get out of hand, it’s important to arm ourselves well. When I’m feeling vulnerable spiritually, I pray the words below, based on Isaiah 54:17. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment I will condemn. This is my heritage… Continue reading Prayers for life’s battlefield
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8-9) I have been naive, many times.… Continue reading Spiritual battle – what spiritual battle?!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) These are the words of the Apostle Paul, in his second letter to Timothy. He is living out his final days on earth, knowing he will soon be put to death. These words, to me, sound… Continue reading “I have finished the race…”
“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” (Isaiah 45:3) When we are doing the work of God, the battle is real. There are risks and challenges at every turn. There is tragedy,… Continue reading Riches stored in secret places
Whenever we move house it’s often a joy for my kids to discover old boxes of toys and drawings they’d forgotten about… memories unearthed… When we start a new year we are reminded of the ‘old forgotten boxes’ of last year’s resolutions… Does it delight you to resurrect – or repackage – them? Or do they just… Continue reading Resolutions with a fighting edge
I’ve been thinking a lot these days about how much we underestimate the spiritual battles facing us. I just read this blog post by author John Eldredge, and I’d like to share it with you. He speaks about the reality of evil in light of the Sandy Hook tragedy… Well worth a read. http://www.ransomedheart.com/blogs/john/why-newtown-more-important-we-think Be blessed as you… Continue reading We are at war, whether we admit it or not…