Monday, April 11, 2005

We Are at War

I stopped believing in coincidences a long time ago. Have you ever been desperate for some inspiration or encouragement, and you open your Bible seemingly at random to the exact verse that you needed to read? Coincidence? Nope.

Or have you suddenly thought of a friend you hadn't spoken with or thought of in a long time, and later that day heard from them or heard that they were in need? Think it's coincidence? No again.

I think God uses what most people deem "coincidences" to get our attention sometimes. Saturday night at dinner at our friends' house, the conversation turned to spiritual warfare. We had a good long discussion and spent time in prayer about it.

Yesterday, Randy Harris was the guest speaker at our church. During the Sunday school hour he discussed spiritual warfare and being aware that there were evil players in this world, and also remembering that God has won the war for us.

Was it mere coincidence that in less than 24 hours we have that much discussion on spiritual warfare? No way. I believe that God's trying to open our eyes to spiritual warfare, whether it's simply being more aware that there are battles going on around us every day, or something more specific that He's trying to teach us.

How often I am fooled into thinking this is peacetime, when there's a battle raging. Thank you, God, for opening my eyes and reminding me that Satan is constantly on the attack. And thank you for being victorious over Him. Help me to live with a warfare mentality, and to remember that I'm on the winning side.

1 comment:

DJG said...

That is a strange occurance. I wish I had known Randy Harris was going to be in Alabama.

If you haven't read it, get Joe Beam's book on Spiritual Warfare. It is great!