The Fare of War

I was talking with a fellow on Wednesday.  He mentioned how his Christmas Eve was surrounded by service to others, family together and celebration of Christmas.  In the midst of all this an oppressive sense of loneliness descended on him.  No reason – other than the fare of war in the spiritual realm. 

I related to that type of loneliness – just such a sense had descended on me just hours prior to our discussion.  My life is filled with friendships and service, but this unbeckoned emotion just arrived.

We know that there will be things happen around us that are beyond physical, psychological and even emotional control.  And often, we go our merry way each day, tending to forget this!

As I understand my Christian approach to life, nothing happens without God’s knowledge.  Our response should be to seek out God, get in on the happenings, and fight for the God’s kingdom in all the realms of life.

Which has me thinking!  Perhaps joining with others in spiritual warfare is the immediate call for those who are touching the borders of the evil one.  Perhaps my own prayers are more needed than I know.

A few reflections on chatting with a friend.

2 thoughts on “The Fare of War

  1. We all face this every day. In the midst of family, work, social times, there seems to be a part of us that is not satified . True fellowship is so needed. Truth so often avoided. I pray like you for God to break through and give us a connection and to break away the facade or pretensions in our lives. There is a loneliness that only God can fill.

  2. sometimes, when I reflect back on lonely times I have noticed that a few of the times were a call to prayer – Jesus was feeling lonely for me – and by the Holy Spirit He let me know. I have also noticed times of intercessory prayer for others can pick up on the way they feel – which directs my prayer. And sometimes it is just a longing for more…..as Elizabeth says.

    There is a spiritual side to life – and at times – at least for me – it can be an war with the enemy of my soul and all I need to do is stand on the promises of God. It is God battle and He has won it already but occassionally I think the enemy tries to remind us of his attempts to distroy us.

    Just a few of my thougths.

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