It is easy to get lost in the rote of everyday life. But we mustn’t.
There is nothing routine or average or mundane about our lives. Even the simplest things have the power to cause cosmic problems.
We are at war.
Consider the conversations you have in a day.
“…there are no ordinary, everyday conversations. Each time you engage others you are adding your voice to an ongoing cosmic struggle that started long before humans entered the conflict—you are choosing to add a perspective, a viewpoint, a flavor either of what it’s like to live with the Great Creator or what it’s like to be around the Deceiver.”
William P. Smith is talking about conversations with your children, but the principle that he is pointing to is much larger. The words that we use, the things we say have a cosmic power that can sway the listen to and fro. Towards our God or towards the Enemy.
I remember a season in my life where every sermon I heard was “Spiritual Warfare This” and “We Need To Attack The Enemy With Our Spiritual Weapons” and “Why Aren’t We Doing More To Wage War On Satan?” Too much made me sick of it, turned me off it for a while, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t true.
Paul wasn’t joking around when he said,
“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.”
The war is real. The battle is always before us. It is present even in the things that you say, in the routine comments you make. Let us be more mindful of what we say in our everyday.
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