Are you Connecting The Dots?
12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
17 Pray without ceasing.
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
About three weeks ago, I joined a Tuesday morning Zoom Bible Study. Well, today is Tuesday, so this morning I got up eager and ready to go. Although it was quite early by my standards, I got dressed and even had my makeup on pretty early. I can’t tell you just how excited I am about this study. There are one hundred and forty like-minded women in my profession, that are in this study. So, I was ready to hang out with my girls and learn more about Jesus.
Things were rolling along quite well this morning, as I was preparing to get onto the morning Zoom. My breakfast smoothie was made. I had my book for the study and my Bible, and I was ready to go. However little did I know, that my computer had decided to side with the enemy. No matter how many times I tried, I could not get the link for the study to work. After trying several times, my husband decided to try and help me out, and he even got the same results that I had gotten. I was so frustrated because by this time ten to fifteen minutes of the study had gone by. I had looked forward to this study for three weeks and here I was missing it.
While all of this was going on, I realized that I didn’t bring anything to the table to write on. I had a brand new spiral notebook, that I had put to the side just for this study. Will you please tell me why I couldn’t find it? Everything was falling apart. While my husband continued to try to pull the Bible Study up on the computer, I got up and went to my bedroom to look for my spiral notebook. I didn’t see it anywhere. All of a sudden I connected the dots. The enemy was trying his best to block me from participating, and hearing from God through this study. He wanted no spiritual growth from me.
I even got a text from a friend that I had invited to join, saying that there was something wrong with her link to the study. Please trust me, when I tell you that Satan was putting up a fight. Trust me also when I tell you that the devil is a liar.
While I was in my bedroom I started to pray. I asked God to please help me to find my spiral notebook. The very next moment He led me to the notebook. As I was about to go out of my bedroom door, the Holy Spirit prompted me to take my iPad to the table and try it instead of the computer, and WOW, it worked. All I can say is the power of prayer!
If God worked through that one short prayer to shut the enemy down, imagine how powerfully He could work in our lives if we prayed without ceasing, as He commands us to do in His word. Satan is on his job 24/7, therefore we cannot relent, we cannot cease from praying. We must always be prayed and powered up. Don’t let your spiritual battery run low. Stay powered up through prayer and through reading God’s word.
Most importantly connect the dots. When things like this start to happen, know that it is straight-up spiritual warfare. The resistance is Satan taking a stand against, what is good for you. Start praying immediately and remember you must fight a spiritual battle, with spiritual weapons, and prayer is the greatest of spiritual weapons. Pray on my sisters! Pray on!
Something to remember:
Greater is He that’s in you than, than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.