Quiet Time With Jesus – Spiritual Warfare

Friday, 12 July 2019 

We (mere mortals) are vulnerable especially when things that we care about turn out against us. I was hospitalized last June / July for pneumonia, a few weeks before a mission trip to preach the Gospel. Blood tests showed irregularities in my blood and liver. Although I was concerned, I was at peace.

I didn’t have much to do in my hospital room except rest and watch TV. As I watched the daily reports on the rescue of the Thai boys trapped in a cave, I prayed. I cannot say for sure whether it was God’s plan that I was confined in a hospital room to intercede for the boys or it was the enemy causing havoc to my physical body so that I cannot go overseas to preach the Gospel. I just knew that I had peace. I knew God was in control. HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL. Incidentally, I also received the refund for my airfare without any problem at all.

My point is this: DO NOT FRET when things do not turn out the way you want. God is always in control. Even if it is a spiritual attack, WE ARE SAFE IN HIS ARMS.

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

It is amazing how You work. I get to experience wonderful and beautiful things during challenging times. I do not want to boast that I can overcome everything that comes against me BUT I do want to boast that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU because:

You are not a God, created by human hands

You are not a God, dependent on any mortal man

You are not a God, in need of anything we can give

By Your plan, that’s just the way it is

 

You are God alone from before time began

You were on Your throne

You are God alone and right now

In the good times and bad

You are on Your throne

And You are God alone

 

You’re the only God whose power none can contend

You’re the only God whose name and praise will never end

You’re the only God who’s worthy of everything we can give

You are God and that’s just the way it is

 

You are God alone from before time began

You were on Your throne

You are God alone and right now

In the good times and bad

You are on Your throne

And You are God alone

 

Unchangeable, unshakable, unstoppable

That’s what You are

Unchangeable, unshakable, unstoppable

That’s what You are…

Song: You Are God Alone (Phillips, Craig and Dean)

Dear Father God,

I thank You that You enable us (all Your children) to do good, to do well, and to be noticed by people around us. I pray that You OPEN THEIR EYES TO SEE JESUS and not only our humanitarian / excellent / outstanding deeds of mere human ability. We truly, truly want all people around us to SEE YOU – to receive Your everlasting love, Your amazing grace, Your peace that transcends understanding, and miracles – things that ONLY YOU can do. We surrender ourselves to You – pure vessels ready for Your use. We are Your instruments, channels, conduits… and ‘donkeys’ – O what a privilege to carry the Son of God into human hearts! 

Amen!

 

Lam Yee Ling