“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Cor 10:4-5 ESV).
This past Wednesday night our church hosted an end-of-the-summer Luau for the children. (We were happy to have a lot of grown up children there too.) We had fun and ate some great food together. At the end of the night after almost everyone had left, Pastor Adam and I found two squirt guns that had been used for a game. To make a long story short, we looked for people to squirt. (Unfortunately, Pastor Rod had already left.) The toy guns were pitiful. The one I had didn’t shoot straight and could barely reach any of my targets. Remington and Lillian just laughed at my attempts to squirt them.
Many times we feel like the weapon we have against the enemy’s attack is nothing more than a child’s toy. We feel like we’re pulling the trigger and making an effort to fight, but we have nothing to show for it. Maybe we even feel like the devil is laughing at us
The Bible tells us, “ . . . be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Eph 6:10 ESV).
It’s time to put our wimpy weapons down and look to the Lord to fight for us. Lately I have been convicted of my need to pray more. There are kids in the youth group that are hurting. There are people that I love who are sick. There is so much more going on than I even know. I feel like my attempt to “fix” things is nothing more than a joke that the enemy laughs at.
I need the divine power of the Lord. His strength is not something that I can manufacture on my own. I have to go to Him. I have to ask for His help.
I challenge you to join me. Stand strong in the Lord. Don’t give up. Let’s show the enemy that we come with more than squirt guns. We’ve come to destroy strongholds. Is there something in your life that you feel you have been ineffective in fighting against? Give it to the Lord. Let Him do the fighting.
~PASTOR SUSAN B.