“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God? — Micah 6:6-8
There were many times in my life where I engaged in Spiritual battles and failed. It’s as if I knew what the Bible says about the current situation I was in and I knew that I had to pray and seek God, but I just tend to forget. Maybe I was so busy looking for immediate solutions. I was so impatient that I forgot that the best weapon to use in those times was prayer.
I remember someone telling me that God actually wants to reach out and move in our situations but is restrained because we ourselves immediately react and engage in war on our own. How can God fight for us when we always want to do things on our own? God knows the bigger picture and we don’t so His ways are better than our ways. His thoughts are better than our thoughts. His plans for us are far greater than our plans for ourselves.
I’ve learned the hard way on this and I know am still learning more on this matter that whenever I’m facing a bad situation or a Spiritual battle, I should seek God first and let Him move in my life and let not my own emotions and own solutions drive me to walk on my own.
“Spiritual battles must be fought with the very weapons hardest to wield at the time: prayer, meditation, self-examination, and repentance. Perhaps you sense you’re in a spiritual rut. Stay at your assigned task! Obedience to God — and only obedience — offers the way out of our futility.” — Philip Yancey
Reference: Our Daily Bread 15-Day Edition