How to Fight A Lion and Other Principalities

Mar 19, 2013 | Faith, For Women, Topics

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12a prowling tiger

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” I Peter 5:8

Words are bouncing around inside my head like a pinball machine.

I need hours to write what I really want to say, but my soul just cries.

Today’s one of THOSE days.

A day where the brokenness of life seems to wash over you like a tsunami

Waves crashing as the reality of selfishness and sinfulness seems to be everywhere leaving you wondering

Is anyone whole?

I know the answer is yes and somedays the joy and peace of life is so good.

Too good that I forget (and maybe you do, too) that there are spiritual battles being wages for our souls.

I forget there is an enemy of my Savior, of goodness, of peaceful souls, of marriages, of wholeness.

Today I’m reminded greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)

Today I’m reminded that my God is greater, but action is required on our part to present requests and petitions for change in people’s lives.

In our own lives.

In my life.

I’m committing today to pray fervently for people I love.

to pray consistently for change and healing and hope

Woman Among Lit Votive Candles

to cry out in intercession against the rulers of this dark world.

I believe prayer changes things.

Serious prayer.

I’ve experienced it in my life and in the lives of others.

It’s battle time again for the hurting.

Who in your life need intercessory prayer?

Do you need intercessory prayer?

A friend reminded me today of Romans 12:2

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

I’m committing to be faithful in prayer.  Will you join me?



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  1. Lou Anne

    Yes Brenda I will be faithful in prayer with you. You are a wonderful lady. Many prayer warriors are needed and I also believe prayer changes things.

    Lou Anne

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Thank you, Lou Anne. Your words mean a lot.

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