Unseen Worlds

"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.

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REBECCA D 06/24/2009 11:33:47

Thank you AOP for consistently being in line with God's word. Daily Focus is changing my life.

MANDY C 06/24/2011 07:18:17

Somehow God uses these devotionals to remind me just how Sovereign He is! It is so easy to grow lazy in our walk with God. I really enjoy reading these every day.

RENEE Y 06/24/2011 10:23:08

Thank you for your timely "Word in due season". I enjoy reading them in my inbox everyday. They really minister to me. How easy it is to become lax in our walk with the Lord. Thanks for reminding us how important it truly is to stay on top of the enemy.

ELIZABETH C 06/24/2012 07:18:55

As our feet hit the ground each morning, may each of us be reminded that we have entered the battle. There ARE spiritual battles raging around us constantly, but for the blood of Christ and God's sovereign power, we are victorious. Praise God! Thank you, AOP, for being a constant reminder in my inbox that we are not to be lax, but to be aware and alert. These devotionals are a blessing.

JAMIE S 06/24/2012 07:37:28

Thank you Lord for a most timely message and for always being the best blessing ever!

KATHY S 06/24/2012 08:35:33

In reguards to "what goes on around us, that we don't know about" this is so inspiring. My friend sent it too me in an email. It's a must read! Too good not to share. Me: (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something? GOD: Sure. Me: Promise you won't get mad? GOD: I promise. Me: (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? GOD: What do you mean? Me: Well I woke up late, GOD: Yes Me: My car took forever to start, GOD: Okay.... Me: (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. GOD: Hmmmm.. Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call GOD: All right Me: (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that? GOD: Well let me see..... the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that. Me: (humbled): Oh... GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road Me: (ashamed): ............ GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work Me: (embarrassed): Oh..... GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered Me: (softly): I see God GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark. Me: I'm sorry God. GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust me.........in all things, the good and the bad Me: I WILL trust you God GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today. GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children. Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13 I don't know if any scriptural references are accurrate or not, like I said just a friend sedning an email. But after I read it, it really made me think about everytime something doesn't go my way, how God may be busy fixing things for me, and I don't even know it! Thank you Jesus! . =

ANITA F 06/25/2012 06:16:35

He loves us so much!!!!! I need to remember to be thankful for all things, Truting that God is working them out for my good: to get a hold of this (WOW) What Blessings. The simple fact that we do not walk alone gives such peace and security. Prasie him for he is soooooooooo good. Hope you don't mind, I would like to share something that happened personaly this week. Since I could remember I wanted a rag doll cat, I would look at the websites and they were just so out of reach as they cost so much. I even checked on line to adopt one and they still wanted 350 , crazy anyway the locale animal shelter was having a free kittie month. I have never seen one of these cats in a shelter before. I prayed before I went in and ofcourse he know the desires of our heart. The second I went in the first cat I layed my eyes on was my ragdoll he sent me!!!! Every good and perfect gift comes from the lord, that just blows my mind!!!! Thankful he cares fort us so well, also I repented about something in churh this sunday and the peace God followed through and I once again want to thank him for he's forgivenes! Your Friend in the Lord, Anita

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