Boy it has been forever since I have posted here! My life has been soccer, soccer, and soccer and a bit of dance thrown in. BUT today is Tyler's last soccer game, actually he is playing two games possibly, and Christian will be done at the end of the month. What will we do with ourselves without 7 days of soccer per week? LOL! Of course indoor soccer will start but at least we will have a break for a month or so!
Here is the passage of Scripture that has been on my mind lately:
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against authorities against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand." Eph. 6:10-13
I have had two thoughts concerning this passage. First, my family is attending a new church (and having a BLAST there I might add!!) and my husband and I are starting a new ministry. Well, everything in the house/cars has been breaking. It has been hard because our bank account has dried up and blown away! It has made it hard to focus on the new ministry because everyday some new crisis crops up that we must deal with. But once you recognize your situation as a spiritual warfare it makes you determined to push through it, trusting the Lord, and doing what he has called you to do.
My second thought involves when a person comes up against you. Our pastor shared in his sermon on "Spiritual Warfare" that when a person comes up against you that we ought to remember they are not the enemy, Satan is. When we recognize the real enemy we are more determined to not let them bring us into sin by our response nor discourage up from living out the things God has called us to do!
God is truly in control and if we lean on him and follow him closely we will share in His Victory!! Praise the Lord!
Have a great day!!