In this last week we have had a tumultuous time of waiting. We are waiting to see if our home will sell, if we are moving interstate, we are waiting on Sam to be healed, we are waiting to hear if Don passes his medical, and we are waiting to see if the college will take Don mid year. So much waiting and trusting and hoping. And while all of this goes on, the enemy of discouragement comes. This last week has seen us in the emergency department with Sam with suspected concussion. An ambulance ride at 11.30pm, only to arrive home and well by 3.30am. The enemy's pathetic attempt to keep us distracted and defeated. We have had difficulties with home buyers, our finances, and a number of other problems. It is these times on the front lines that our character is tested.
With God's help we have learned again and again that this is not the time to accept the lies, become distracted and put your head under a pillow and scream. This is the time when you take up your sword! This is the time when you deal the enemy his biggest blow. When you are on the back foot, the last thing he expects is for you to run and charge with sword drawn.
Shout God's promises, read them, meditate upon them. Train your mind to block out all negative thoughts and desires. Sing your heart out, even while the tears pour down. I have people say to me, 'That all sounds very spiritual, but this is a real problem'.
What we see before us is not the reality of what we fight. The reality of the fight is in the spirit, and when we stand our ground there, we see the problems before our eyes and in our heart, transformed into blessing.
Will you draw you sword brother and sister? Will you stand with me on the battle ground? Will you bring the Kingdom of Heaven down to Earth to prepare the way for the King?