"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
Summer science was a part of our homeschool curriculum. One particular experiment my children enjoyed was discovering the minute world contained within a square foot section of our lawn. After plotting and marking their sections, my children would lie on the grass for hours and take note of creatures and insects that would otherwise go unnoticed. Roly-poly bugs, ants, winged insects, beetles, and a host of other bugs, worms, and spiders comprised the intricately designed order of this small universe. Each new discovery brought an excited response of, "Mom, come and see this. Isn't this cool?" Like explorers in an unknown world, my children learned to see what most people miss in God's creation.
As Christians, we also face an unseen world that exists around us. Often, we are unaware of the angelic hosts and the spiritual battles they fight on our behalf as we stand in prayer against the wiles of Satan. Like Elisha's servant in 2 Kings 6:17, our eyes need to be opened to God's power that defeats Satan and his lies. As we humble our hearts and lie at the Master's feet, He promises to give us everything we need to live a victorious life. However, we can never afford the luxury of growing comfortable in our Christianity. Unseen spiritual battles must be fought in the name of Jesus and the power of His blood. Although we may not see them with our physical eyes, they do exist. In fact, God's Word says, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)" (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).
Are life's problems pulling down your homeschool family? Although summer may seem like a time to relax, don't forget to stay alert and see each day through God's eyes. Allow Him to show you the unseen worlds of His mighty power and love that can handle any temptation Satan throws your way.
Father, please guide me today and keep me in the safety of Your love and protection. Help me to see Satan's temptations when they come and stand against his lies in Your power. In Jesus' name, Amen.