The battle is against a Mom’s spirit, meant to wear her down and rob her of peace. Whether its sassy attitudes, undone homework, broken curfew, sibling arguments, sneaked video game time, stolen cookies, or just lost shoes, the irritation begins small but grows into a monster if the mind and spirit are not renewed.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 that to win the battle we must, “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.” People tell me, “Oh, I pray when I am doing the dishes, driving the car….” Wonderful. But genuine healing of the heart is to pray in the Spirit. Jesus went to the mountaintop when He prayed through challenge, alone, away, and focused. In John 17 when He prays for us and all who will come after us, the Greek word is translated “to beg.” He was serious and “all in” as He prayed.
At all times during my day and into the evening, I must set aside the world to call out to God. It means asking for forgiveness of sin throughout the day, in the very moment the Holy Spirit convicts. It is to seek God with the whole heart in the best of times as well as in the worst of times. To pray proactively for the courage to share the Good News; the grace to show mercy, to be lovely in spirit. To pray intentional, uninterrupted thoughts of healing for others, for our nation, for protection of our children. To inquire of God’s will and be willing to surrender to it, no matter the circumstance or wait.
Once you understand that wholehearted communication with the Almighty One is for all times, you will experience the peace and comfort of the Spirit poured out upon you. Praise Him! Ask Him! Cry out to Him! He longs to hear it all.
JEREMIAH 29:12-13 In those days when you pray, I will listen.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Yes, Satan is mighty. But, God is Almighty!