2 Kings 6:16-17
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
There are daily spiritual battles going on in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones. We see things with physical eyes but we don't see what's going on spiritually - God is there!
For many years I struggled with my husband's lack of passion in his Christian walk with God. It seemed that I was thriving but he just wasn't interested. We were two different people living two different lives - we were like chalk and cheese spiritually. He went from being this totally on-fire man for God to someone who used swear words daily, he developed an anger problem, we were on the verge of divorce last year until God stopped me in my tracks and said "Amy! You’ve done what you can - now step back and let me do my job.”
Those words from God were SO strong that I immediately just shut my mouth and didn't mention another spiritual thing to him until two months later my husband approached me and said how God had been chasing him and how he'd been ignoring Him but he couldn't continue doing it any longer. Oh, that was a day of rejoicing for me!
It was a HUGE lesson though. Just because I couldn't see or hear what God was doing in my husband's life doesn't mean nothing was happening. God knows our struggles and He knows our hearts - He knows us so intimately and way better than we know ourselves after all He created us. There's a saying that goes "read between the lines". That's often the way it is between the physical world and the spiritual world. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not happening. It is very important to let God fight our battles for us after all He CAN do anything and His ways are higher than our ways.
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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!