It’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day today.  His life was focused, dedicated to making his dream of equality for all a reality.

What dreams do you have for your child? Do you desire that he would honor the Lord with his behavior? Are you hoping she grows her relationship with Jesus?

MLK could tell you prayer, persistence, and perseverance are the ingredients called for when fighting a spiritual battle against God’s enemy.

Faith, hope, and love are the things I need before stepping into the battle. Then I’m ready to don the full armor of God. And like Abram in Genesis 14, I rally a few trained men and allies.

If you are in a spiritual battle, fighting for your kid’s souls- pray, persist, and persevere. Have faith and hope to step into the war knowing that love never fails. Put on that armor and enlist the help of  your allies.

In the Christian community it can be hard to admit your child has walked away from the Lord. I believe that is exactly what the enemy wants. He wants you to keep this under wraps. Move past any fear and ask for help. (People that judge your situation are not the ones you want praying anyway.)

The adversary knows once the concern is spoken the power of secrecy is broken! 

NOW the troops are free to assemble and storm the gates. Trust God and trust in His power and strength as you move forward in faith to fight for your kids.

Prayer, persistence, and perseverance are called for when you are in a spiritual battle against God’s enemy for your child’s soul. Start PUNCHING!

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can  take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, 
against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 
Ephesians 6:11-12

Who are your allies? Who are the people that will stand with you, pray with you, and fight with you? When you grow weary, who will be your Aaron and Hur-the ones who will hold you up and stay by your side?

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About the Author

Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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