We’re kicking off this weekly-topic-write-and-discuss thing (is that a formal name?) in STYLE, people. I’m not messin’ around! Spiritual warfare isn’t exactly the most delicate or P.C. of topics on my list, but it’s been coming up a lot in my life recently, especially in regards to prayer, freedom, the role of the Gospel, and spiritual strongholds. Three books that have helped me to see this topic in a more Biblical light have been “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian, “Get Out of That Pit” by Beth Moore, and “Praying God’s Word” also by Beth Moore (off-shoot of her “Breaking Free” Bible study, which I have not done).
So.. before I say anything, I am so curious as to your thoughts. Give ’em to us raw and unadulterated.
- When you hear the phrase “spiritual warfare,” what images, feelings, thoughts are conjured inside your mind?
- Do you believe spiritual warfare is real? How do you approach it in your personal life?
- How do you think the Church at large (the general assembly of believers) approaches this topic? What do you think are its victories and/or missing links? (I’m not talking about the church structure, but rather the every day Christian in his every day life — how is the majority faring in this area?)
More from me tomorrow, after we hear from YOU. (And I promise all the topics won’t be this intense — I have some pretty dull things on my mind, as well.) 🙂
PS — This is sort of in regards to another topic on ‘my list’, but I just want to say.. If you were recently married and someone happened to give you Stormie’s book, and you threw it onto the bookshelf (like me), thinking, “I’ll pick that up when times are hard and I really need to learn” — GO. Dust that thing off, and read it! Commit to praying for your husband (or wife or children) daily, specifically, with God’s Word and with faith! It really will CHANGE things, not the least of which is YOUR heart!