My sweet friend Mary DeMuth has a book coming out that I’m eager to read.
Beautiful Battle: A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare
Mary will be on my radio show March 22nd. But here’s a little about the book before then…
Warfare…hell…demons… I’m just trying to drive my kids to school and stay on top of the laundry. What does any of that have to do with me?
You’ve heard plenty of talk about evil. You’ve heard about binding Satan and breaking strongholds and calling demons by name. You’ve heard you should claim your victory in Christ…but you’re not really sure how to do that.
This isn’t a book about evil.
With passion and strength, Mary DeMuth brings balance and insight to the often murky realm of spiritual warfare. As you embrace the abundant life to which God calls his daughters, she’ll tell you why your voice matters for eternity. And on the darkest days, you’ll know that spiritual warfare is about bowing before the Creator, not cowering before the devil. It’s about finding freedom and beauty in the midst of devastation. It’s about the power of God to heal our hearts, to move mountains, to intercede when we’re weary. It’s about crucifixion and a defiant, glorious resurrection.
It’s about truth.
It’s about power.
Join Mary in the beautiful battle, and be renewed on the journey.
And here are some videos sharing Mary’s heart: http://www.marydemuth.com/2012/01/the-world-premier-of-the-beautiful-battle-trailers/
A: How universal this warfare is. As I heard other people’s stories and delved into my own, I realized that everyone on this earth faces spiritual battle. We are often not aware of it. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
I experienced spiritual warfare as I wrote the book and as it releases. I’d so appreciate your prayers.
But even more than that, as I finished the book, I realized that no matter what, God is bigger. He is greater than our enemy and our enemies. He is greater than our worries. He is greater than our lives. He is greater than anything we can conceive of. Because of that, we can have peace and rest in his capability.
Q: What Scripture do you turn to first when you feel the battles of life heating up?
A: For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12, NLT
It’s important that we remember that our supreme conflict isn’t with others. It’s with the evil forces swirling around us. Once I counseled with a couple who were fighting something fierce. As we talked through the issue, I ended up realizing that they were turning on each other and not on their real enemy. I said something like, “Your real enemy is Satan, and he wants to destroy your relationship. Choose to turn away from blaming each other, and instead focus on who you really need to blame.” As a result, the couple re-engaged and stopped their cycle of arguments.
Thank you, Mary!