A couple of months ago I read this blog about spiritual warfare. I know that talking about spiritual warfare kind of creeps people out. In fact, there have lots of times when I have mentioned it, people look at me like I am crazy. It's just not something people talk about freely. Well, you know me... boat rocker that I am... I am going to talk about it.
Anyway, so I read this blogpost at Its Almost Naptime a while ago, and it really gave me something to think about. What exactly does the bible say about spiritual attacks?
We also know that Jesus himself had "run ins" with Satan. So while it isn't fun to talk about it, or even think about it, we need to be aware and even prepared to handle times of spiritual attack in our lives. Let me give you a little run down of our week. Actually it's just been a few days. Anyway, here goes:
* A "critter" got into our chimney and scared the daylights out of me. I really thought I was going to have to call a pest control service. It finally went away.
* It rained in our den. Seriously, it was about 9 PM the other night and it started raining in our den. My husband had to get on the roof in the storm and wind to see what was going on. Turns out, the roof at the chimney was messed up.
*My hubby got an excruciating tooth ache on Thursday. At first, we thought it would pass. The tooth looked fine. It didn't pass. We called the doctor on Friday. He told him he had to wait until Monday. Bless his heart, he had the most miserable weekend ever. He didn't sleep. He couldn't eat. He could hardly function.
*Monday comes and he goes to the dentist. Only, the dentist can't help him. He sends him to a another doctor an hour away. I had to drive him, he was in so much pain. It was awful.
*We get to the doctor where he had two emergency root canals. Two root canals + three crowns= $5000.00. Our insurance covers $1500.00.
*Our couch broke. I mean like really broke. You can't sit on the middle cushion.
*My van is doing a weird thing.
So that is all of the major stuff. For now. It's funny how there are seasons like this. Do I believe we are under spiritual attack? You better believe I do. Will we get through? Oh yeah...
How do we protect ourselves from a spiritual attack? Well, Ephesians 6:13-18 says:
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.