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In The Heat Of The Battle

Updated: Aug 10


For the past couple of weeks I have been talking and writing about marriage. Around the same time my hubby and I started arguing until we worked out that we'd been under spiritual attack. Why? When you or I aim to help others or make a difference, the enemy of our soul hates it and steps up the opposition to get us off track.

In the heat of the battle, we need to be aware. Let me challenge you with some coaching-type questions to help you if you are stuck in the middle of a battle.

1. Who are you listening to?

The Father of grace tells us to love God and others (Mark 12:30–31), to bless instead of repaying evil with insult (1 Peter 3:9) and to forgive others as God has and continues to forgive us (Colossians 3:13).

The father of lies (John 8:44), will tell you in your mind that your spouse, kid, parent is lousy and the situation is hopeless and you are going to tell them a thing or two or three or ten! Ephesians 6:12 tells us that we’re not fighting people but that we are in a spiritual battle against evil rulers, powers of darkness and unclean spirits.

Don’t listen!