This has been a week of fierce battle spiritually. When I have experienced warfare in the past, it has generally lasted for a night or a couple hours, but for over a week there has been a constant set of attacks that have been relentless. This time is different, however. Satan has lost the battle for my life, and finally my heart knows it. No matter what emotion or struggle that Satan has tried to launch at me, my resolve has stood firm through the power of Christ. It has been one of the toughest things I have ever been through, but I know that God is strengthening me through it.
When I prayed yesterday about all that I was experiencing, God put a strong leading on my heart to be praying fervently for the six people that have accepted Christ in Nancy and I’s ministry this past week, but even more so for the three that accepted Him earlier. Through this battle, God has opened my eyes to the ways that Satan is fighting for their souls. It is so painful (and I feel like a parent) to watch them struggle in ways that I am sure they don’t understand. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
Satan has been attacking our team as a whole fiercely. I have had several conversations with team members that have been struggling as well. My friend CJ told me the other day when I was blindsided by an attack during the church service that when we are attacked, we often don’t feel like praying, but that is exactly what we should do. It was from that statement that I came to understand the key to a place that I call, “The Sweet Spot,” and that is prayer.
When you are in the exact place where God wants you, you will be attacked. When you are attacked, you have a decision to make: pray or fall. In the midst of all the attacks this week, I held my ground in Christ and claimed His victory, and God brought a blessing more unexpected and wonderful during my prayer time this morning than I could have ever asked for. I found The Sweet Spot; a place where my heart met God’s heart and everything else melted away. I could dream His dreams, feel His pain, rejoice with Him. There are so many things that happened in that secret place that no other human could ever understand. There are things that I can never tell. However, there is a message that I so desperately want to share.
In the midst of the greatest attacks come the greatest revelations, and after the greatest attacks comes the greatest communion with God. This “Sweet Spot” can only be experienced if you KEEP HOLDING ON. Keep claiming victory, keep praising God…even when you don’t want to and even when it feels unnatural. When you are going through a time of testing, spend MORE time with God than you ever have. Seek Him MORE than you ever have, and know that the One within you is infinitely stronger than anything that is attacking you.
I don’t know what you are going through right now, but let me tell you that it is worth everything to enter that Sweet Spot with God. Don’t let anything get you down or stand in your way. God gives us the promise in Jeremiah 29:13 that if we seek Him with all of our hearts, we will find Him…and He is worth so much more than we will ever suffer. When you are going through warfare, do whatever it takes to find Jesus. Shut off every other desire or voice and, like an arrow, be driven solely to find Him. If you do that, I guarantee that the blessing from God will be more than worth every moment of struggle. Stand strong. Be courageous. Claim the victory that Christ has already won. You are a child of God. You are well-guarded and well-protected. Walk in that. Be an arrow aimed straight for the heart of God. The Sweet Spot is there and Christ is waiting for you.