Devotions Are An Act of War

What are devotions? 

Just a term that Christians useto talk about prayer, Bible study and often also singing worship songs. They can be done on your own or with a very small group.

Why are they an act of war?
We are fighting an invisible battle. That is more apparent now, during the pandemic. There is an invisible enemy trying to kill us. We have to believe that or we will lose the battle. We have to wake up and take the right action or we will fall. In the battle against coronavirus, washing your hands and social distancing are acts of war.

Now, the virus is our invisible enemy, but it is not THE invisible enemy. We have always been in an invisible war. There are spiritual forces of evil trying to destroy you and your loved ones all the time. If you do not believe there is an enemy, you will do nothing, and you will fall. In this battle against spiritual evil, prayer, Bible study and singing are acts of war.

In the Bible, in the sixth chapter of Ephesians, Paul describes this war using a famous image called the armour of God. We need to put on armour every day- things like truth, salvation, the message of Christ, faith and the Word of God, in order to stand in the invisible war. Before and after this illustration, he gives practical examples of what it looks like for us to fight the war. It looks like singing worship songs together (Ephesians 5). It looks like families sitting down and studying the Bible together (Ephesians 6:2). It looks like connecting with each other and praying for each other like mad (Ephesians 6:20).

An invisible enemy has come against the world. It might not seem like it, but staying home and washing your hands are powerful acts of war that drive the enemy back.

An invisible enemy has always come against the world. It might not seem like it, but praying, studying the Bible with others and singing worship songs are powerful acts of war that drive the enemy back.

Are you fighting the war? Take a step forward in family devotions this week. Do it now. Post something to social media and show others what you are doing to fight the battle.

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By Isaac Whiting