This is an older post that I never published- but thought it was worth sharing.
This week has proven to be a challenging one, with the senseless loss of life in the "Black" and "Blue" communities. I was deeply saddened by the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well as the five police officers who were tragically gunned down at a peaceful protest in Dallas. Our country, our cities, and our neighborhoods are under attack. Not the normal attack that you're first mind would believe. We are under a spiritual attack; one that would cause you to become paralyzed in your daily lives and routines due to fear. If you are a believer, as I am, you might want to step back and understand that these things are a small part of a bigger picture.
For me personally, it highlights the need for me to continue to pray "without ceasing". I see this as yet another opportunity to serve my family, friends, and community. The bible reminds us, as believers, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world" . So as we leave our homes daily it is our job to intercede for our families. After all that is what P31 women do. Proverbs 31: 26-28 say that "When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her."
Most importantly the Apostle Paul reminds us to gird yourself with the whole armor of God so you will be able to defend yourself against the planned attacks of the enemy. As the lookout for my home, I sound the alarm to my husband whenever I see signs of danger that would cause harm to him, myself, or the children. I also give empower my children with the word of God that allows them to fight similar battles that they face in their lives. I believe that this is our toughest battle- because the enemy is definitely seeking to destroy them; they are our legacy. But in my house, don't let their size fool you--- they are spiritual giants, and soldiers with small feet. Our communities, country, and world are depending on us to stand firm and cover our loved ones in prayer. I encourage you to continue in this same vein.