Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2
As most of you know, I had the privilege of attending the She Speaks Conference several weeks ago. One of the breakout sessions I attended, led by Whitney Capps, was on Spiritual Warfare. Upon returning home, I found Spiritual Warfare for Women: Winning the battle for your home, family and friends wrapped up like a present in my mailbox. God speaking maybe?
I’d say, yep, think so! I started reading the book this week on vacation and He has really opened my eyes to the warfare stuff. My struggles with fears I think are silly are not from Him, or from myself even, but from my enemy the devil. He is out to get what he can from me, my testimony, my joy. I’ve known this in my head, but upon reading this book by Leighann McCoy, my eyes and heart have been opened in a mighty way.
She warns to be on the alert when you figure out what Satan’s doing, it’s then he comes on even stronger. I choose to claim the promises of God and declare Satan is not welcome in my thoughts or my life. One central truth Leighann emphasizes is:
Every attack from the enemy brings with it a divine invitation from the sovereign hand of
God to learn by experience what love does.
What a concept! If we can truly grasp the fact that everything the enemy throws our way can be an opportunity to experience God like we never have before…wow, what freedom we could have. Free to dance…free to live…free to love…just free….I plan to keep muddling my way through this book and I plan to catch the devil in his schemes against me.
Filed In Daily Devotionals written by Allison Morrison