Sunday, 6 May 2012

Reign Down.

This week we have learned about spiritual warfare and to be honest the teacher was really boring and I can’t really tell you anything great that I learned in class. However, I did learn a lot outside of the classroom this week. On Monday, this week class started and it was incredibly boring and I struggled to pay attention. In small groups that afternoon, my leader was telling us how during the week of learning about spiritual warfare it is war. More people will be sick that week and unexplainably absent. It was already true, there were four people missing from class that morning where the most missing is usually one. This made me realize just how everyday life spiritual warfare can be and how we need to wake up everyday for the battle. However, the teacher still remained boring after that and I’m sad to say I think the devil won that one.
On another note, on Tuesday morning I decided to get up for quiet time, which I was neglecting for at least a month now. So I got up at six o’clock and had coffee and quiet time with two others, Jessica and Alex. We basically sit at a table, read our bibles and if anything interesting comes up we share it with the group. It’s actually a time that I can truly enjoy now. I can also sense it in myself with attitude throughout the day. I feel more alive and ready for the day. It got me thinking just how important that time with God can be in our lives and how if we neglect it our day is just not the same. Sure I was at first very against getting up an extra hour earlier than needed just because our leaders said so, but once I changed my attitude of it being forced upon us and made it into something I wanted to do, it became exactly that, something I wanted to do. I also found a new favorite verse that I found in my quiet time. The Lord knows how much I love rain; Zechariah 10:1 “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.” 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting every week. I enjoy reading about your experiences: spiritual, cultural, activities. Sometimes the spiritual battles are more evident in our lives than others. They can come in many ways: illness, lack of time, complacency. We all need to be reminded to be "talking and listening repeatedly." Now i'm getting too preachy... thanks for the reminder to be in the word daily. :)