A few days ago, I finally surrendered.
We signed up for Netflix.
It’s not like we don’t already have over 100 channels to choose from. But if you’re like me. I am very choosy about what I pour into my soul through television. So most of what’s available to watch….. I don’t.
Okay but back to Netflix. I’m having a blast. Let’s see last night Caitie and I watched a classic romance. Ahhhhh, all is right with the world. I have placed in my queue all kinds of programs from romantic comedies to syfy, even documentaries. In fact, I enjoy some documentaries. Alright, already...... stop the yawning.
Yesterday I watch a PBS documentary. It was about one woman’s journey to healing. She encountered healing through taking a trip to Crete. There she enjoyed the sunshine, long walks in nature, wholesome foods and laughter.
As I watched this show I found myself just nodding my head. Don’t you think that God created our natural world then placed us into this kind of environment because it is healthy. Healthy for our physical body AND healthy for our spirit…. our soul.
A prescription for our soul.
If you have been a reader here for some time, you know I have shared some of my very real battles with the enemy. I truly know what it’s like to be the only adult believer in your home and to fight through prayer the forces of evil that are present and trying to destroy your home and marriage.
Spiritual warfare is very real and girls and guys, we are on the front lines. So I have learned a few things about warfare that relate to our natural world. And after watching this program on Netflix, I found the Lord prompting me to share what I know in the hope it will help others.
Effective battling of the enemy begins first and foremost through spending time with God. Reading His Word and prayer. Every morning, every day, every week, every month…. without fail. Ready yourself with Ephesians six. God’s Word instructs us how to be prepared.
(Image from my kitchen window.)
I have also discovered there are many practical practices you can adopt which will render the enemy powerless. These have to do with the natural world that God has placed us in.
Sight: Let’s start with this passage: Luke 11:34-36 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.
I am fascinated at the numerous scriptures which reference the word "light." Your eye is the lamp of your body. So, let the light in. The light of God and also the sunlight.
When Dineen visited my house a few months ago, we had a very interesting conversation. We got on the subject of how every morning she walks all around her house and opens the blinds and drapes to let the light in.
I said to her, "I do the very same thing. I think that's because we are children of God and live in the light."
I am a child of God. A child of the light. I let the light into my home as much as possible. On warm days I open all the doors and the windows too to allow in breezes (smells) which we will discuss in a future post. Satan hates the light. Literally. And he flees from the light.
I am convinced one way I gain the upper hand in spiritual warfare is I flood my home with light. The Light of Christ’s truth and bright natural sunlight. In addition to scaring evil away, natural light also is a mood enhancer and cheerful.
So, step up your battle today. Every morning throw open the curtains, pull the blinds. Don’t worry about who can look inside. Let the light shine in. God created the natural world for us. For our joy and benefit.
I have a ton more to share with you and how I bring elements of our natural world into my home and create an environment that is edifying and healthy. We will look at sound, smell, movement.
I’m excited for you to experience how these subtle and small changes can make a giant impact on your spirit and your home. Stay tuned.
Be embraced by the King. Lynn
1 John 1:5-6 (The Message) This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there's not a trace of darkness in him.
Do you open your windows? Do you think it makes a difference in your spirit and your spiritual warfare?