Hello again! I pray everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day holiday. Instead of enjoying BBQ or playing on the water, we decided to potty train my daughter. We celebrated the holiday with several loads of laundry, rug cleaner and Tylenol.
At last the night came and as I drifted to sleep I was spiritually attacked. As stated in my Spiritual Warfare #1 posting, I’ve been attacked several times however recent attacks have been when #1) I’m asleep or #2) falling asleep. I began to relax and was quickly prompted to look to my left followed by a feeling of fear. After a day of running after a toddler, I refused to look so the attack continued as I walked to my daughter’s room as she was crying out. Immediately I recognized what was going on and I demanded in Jesus’s name for the demon to leave and having authority over my daughter for the demon to leave her alone too. The words continued to flow and the feelings of fear lifted.
Since she cried out the rest of the night, I took the opportunity to talk to I AM and here’s what we talked about…
As always, I AM’s responses to me are italicized.
Why do I get spiritually attacked when I’m trying to fall asleep? At one of my weakest times you allow an attack, why is that?
To point yourself back to me.
Okay but I’m falling asleep, how can I point back to you when my body is resting?
Are you resting in me? You don’t tell me good night. You don’t talk to me before going to sleep like you do The Hubs. Are you really resting in me?
Well you have a point.
Learn how to actually rest in Me and see what happens.
You know the answer to that.
Okay, (as I’m smiling)
Now go back to rest. Today is going to be hard.
Thanks for the warning! I love you Daddy.
And I love you Faith.
Yes, as you read this journal I questioned I AM on why things happened. As you know in Job 1:12, The LORD gave Satan permission to attack Job. I AM is in charge of the enemy and still has to report back to I AM. This brings me comfort because I know I AM is still in charge, will allow bad things to happen for his good and I’ll always be in good hands.
Another interesting part of this journal is I AM’s reminder for me to rest in Him. Reread the story of when I AM first called Samuel particularly where Samuel was lying down to rest (1 Samuel 3:3). Samuel was resting in the house of the LORD where the ark of God was. He was so close to I AM!! I know we can’t sleep in a church however we can remember to talk to I AM before falling asleep, as I AM kindly reminded me.
As Matthew 11:28-29 reminds us:
“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy lade, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gently and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden in light.”