I was on a conference call recently and someone mentioned a quote that has resonated with me since…
“Every step in the Kingdom is contested.”
The quote was attributed to Bishop Joseph Garlington speaking at a men’s event.
I delight in how God brings us nuggets of wisdom right when we need them. Over the last couple of weeks, NW has experienced various frustrations, distractions and discouragements. I’ve held on to this quote as a simple reminder that when God urges us to move forward, Satan will protest and contest. He will not give ground willingly. There will always be a battle.
I’m reminded of the passage on Spiritual Warfare…
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV
There’s no question, I still get frustrated and angry at Satan’s attempts to derail what we’re doing, but God’s Word and nuggets of wisdom bring helpful perspective.
As you serve the LORD in whatever capacity He’s called you to, expect opposition. Indeed, desire opposition because Satan won’t mess with you if you’re standing still.
Check out this video for a bit of inspiration to press on in the battle!
Ancient War Cry – Rak Chazak Amats!