When the enemy starts to pry open your internal doors and let his darkness creep in, it’s difficult to keep your light glowing. Spiritual battles are very real, and right when your relationship with Jesus is at its peak, the enemy attempts to do all it can to draw you away from God.
Satan tries to grab hold of me in many different ways: Family, friends, work, and most commonly, through dreams. I’ve lived most of my life dreading sleep due to vivid nightmares that I can’t seem to shake out of my mind as my day prolongs- and that’s exactly what Satan wants. While experiencing these terrors every day has definitely taken its toll, I have started neglecting Satans mind-play by putting on the Armor of God.
When you accept Christ, His Holy Spirit is gifted into you. It cannot be taken away, it cannot be refunded, you’re stuck with it! That means God is with you always, even when Satan tries convincing you He isn’t. For this reason, when Satan pursues you with the intent of spiritual warfare, pray to God for your Holy Spirit to shield off the enemy, your Faith to be the sword that protects you, and for God to send Guardian Angels to swarm your side. Let any fear become weak when you put on your Armor of God.
The enemy cannot fight and win, Gods power trumps all and His love for you will keep you safe. When you feel a spiritual battle on the rise and darkness dulling your flame, remember to gaze up at God and let His gift of the Holy Spirit be your everlasting light.
How do you put on your Armor of God? Let me know below!