the battle begins…

My Pastor shares a great quote every time he holds a missions or evangelism class; If you don’t meet the devil when you leave your house in the morning, you’re going the wrong way. It’s a fact. Ministry brings attacks. I must be doing something right because I’ve had a very difficult week.

The enemy is sneaky. He doesn’t come at me in full frontal assault. He usually flanks me. I had 3 panic attacks this week. What if I don’t get enough work? What if people won’t partner with me? What if… I haven’t had this much anxiety in ages. Let me introduce you to my enemy, anxiety. The other day, I rebuked him very loudly as he flashed horrible visions of heinous things involving my family in front of my eyes!!! How dare you defy the armies of the living God!!! I cried. People I love are sick, discouraged, exhausted, calling me with all kinds of difficulties. It’s just been crazy!

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

But it’s okay. My God has won the war! I am victorious through the blood of Christ! Greater is He who is in me than in the world! I’m resting in the arms of the Miracle Maker! Despite all the enemy’s attempts, I am making plans for fundraising, putting together fliers, talking to people, sharing what the Lord is doing through Mercy Ships. He will not win this battle. He’s already defeated! Praise and glory to God!!!

Please pray for me, my family, and my friends to be protected. Pray that I can be organized and analytical since these are not talents that come naturally to me. Please pray for wisdom and discernment and peace and rest. Pease pray that I would have steady work to meet my financial obligations. Please pray about joining my support team. I have made the front page static. You can find my Mercy Ships account info here. Please help me get to Africa once again. Thanks for your support and prayers!

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

2 thoughts on “the battle begins…

  1. as I was reading this, the lights came on for me personally…Our son has been really trying to make good choices the past few months and a spiritual war has been raging…I know this stuff intellectually, but for some reason it still doesn’t sink in that there is a direct connection w/ the crap that has been coming his way. Thanks for the reminder to keep you in our prayers.

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