Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Battle Begins...

     It has only been a week since my husband and I decided to take the step of faith for our family we feel God is calling us to take and Satan has already been throwing his darts at us.  While we have already made the decision to follow God's call on our lives no matter what, it won't actually take effect until later into the future.  However, Satan has wasted no time in trying to throw us off course, which is just further confirmation that we're following God's will.  You see, we have already won the battle.  Jesus has won the victory.  I believe that everything that happens on this earth is part of the spiritual battle we fight as it is described in Ephesians 6:12: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  Satan is trying to win as many souls from following Jesus Christ as possible and he will do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal.
   Deciding to follow God's will is equal to initiating Satan's darts.  He doesn't want us to do anything that will further God's kingdom.  I have learned in this short time of walking by faith and not by sight that we have to continually stay in the Word and in prayer to protect us from Satan's weapons.  I believe the reason why my husband and I have led such a comfortable life already (a life with very little spiritual struggles) is because we weren't walking by faith.  We were living in our own little world of false security.  We looked for security in the things of this world instead of clinging to God with our every breath and every step.  We need Him; without Him, we are nothing and we have nothing.  A life of faith means taking risks.  A life of faith means stepping out, even when we don't have the answer or see the light at the end of the tunnel.  That's where faith comes in--when Jesus is driving and we are the passengers.  We must trust Him with everything, even the breath in our lungs, which He put there in the first place.  He can do amazing things & it's great that it's our job to just sit back and watch Him work.  He is faithful!

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