Archive for spirtual warfare

Lessons from the field

Posted in Thoughts on Christianity with tags , , on May 27, 2008 by themousas

I learned a unique lesson this past week playing soccer:

I admit, I’ve never been the biggest, strongest, or best player on any team I’ve played on the past 20 years. However, I’ve always played the best mental game and therefore earned spots as the sweeper (last defender) and at times given the joyous job of marking the other teams best players. I have seemed to piss off a lot of the opposing players over the years; and almost every time it’s taken them out of their game. However, I’ve never really been part of a winning team either, but oh how I like to take the oppostion out of their game, especially the coocky ones.

I think Satan is like that. He’s not on a winning team, but loves to annoy us just enough to get us out of our game. Even though we may be winning as a team, I may not be scoring any “goals” because of satan’s attacks. And his attacks take me out of the game and I loose the enjoyment of winning!

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Momentum & Warfare

Posted in Church Planting, Iron City Church, Religion, Thoughts on Christianity with tags , , , on April 10, 2008 by themousas

As Iron City is gaining some momentum and we are witnessing God at work something has become apparent…Spiritual warfare has been going on leading up to this, and has gotten heavier during this time in ICC life. Each day brings new pressures and challenges from a variety of angles. You don’t even see most of them coming.

“This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own.”  Ephesians 6:12-13a (the message)

I like this translation, especially being a sports fan. Since I can’t handle this on my own, my prayer is that these challenges build in me a stronger and deeper faith and dependence on Him. To often I try to fight these battles myself, when all I have to do is stop and wait.

“when men work, men work; but when men pray, God works”