Mama said there would be days like this, but what do you do when days become weeks become months? You begin to ask yourself what’s up?
A couple of months ago, I recommitted to using my writing for the Lord. At about the same time, a couple of women asked if I’d start a support group for moms. God had placed this on my heart years before and I felt like He was saying it was time. On top of that, it was decided that I’d lead the current study for our home group.
I felt a humble responsibility to ask for God’s leading each moment, each step. I didn’t want to get in the way of what God wanted to do. Sounds like a good plan, right?
Yes, except I forgot something. Something crucial anytime you step out to minister to others. Something I KNOW to do. I forgot to ask for God’s protection over my family and myself. I forgot to ask my husband to pray with me and over me. I left myself and my family vulnerable.
We’ve dealt with a kitchen disaster resulting in the need for a new floor and cabinets (which gave birth to more remodeling in the kitchen), illness (can we say double ear infection and a throat infection - not fun), and spiritual attacks in the form of fear and nightmares. One of my daughters and I each had a nightmare the same night - we both felt an evil presence and she couldn’t more whereas I couldn’t speak).
Satan wants nothing more then to thwart God’s plans and leave people - in this case women - feeling hopeless and alone. God wants to pour out His hope and peace, His love and joy on each one of us.
I want to do what He’s called me to do. Help touch those women who need to feel His presence. Those women weeping at His feet.
I’m starting anew not only humbly seeking His direction, but with a covering of prayer for protection this time. Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that this is a spiritual battle.