Monday, February 23, 2009

Spiritual Warfare.

I just want to thank you all for the prayers and encouragement. The words of IICorinthians 10:4-5 just keep echoing in my mind: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God . . .

I really am not one to imagine a devil behind every problem but in this adoption I really believe that we are waging a spiritual war. (I have to believe this because the above verses have played over and over and over in my mind from December when we were originally trying to get a court date until now--when we are still trying to get a court date.) Please do not think that I imagine myself to be a mighty dragon slayer nor that I am trying to demonize any person involved in our adoption. Absolutely not. Our facilitators are wonderful. The inspector was very perfuse in her well-wishing; the director of the orphanage was gracious to us and warm to the children under his care; the lady personally caring for Steven welcomed us and seemed very excited for him to have a family. Though I've never met the judge we were originally assigned, I can only hope that she was doing her best in a situation that she had no former experience with.

No I believe the warfare is against a whole system of thought that ruled in this area of the globe for many years--the atheistic idea that there is no God. I personally believe that it is this system of thought that devalues people with special needs. If we do not believe in God then we certainly do not believe in creation. If people are not created then they are at best just accidents of nature. And if that 'accident' happens to have an extra chromosome . . . well, the whole world is better off without them--let's just keep them hidden away where the population at large can pretend they don't exist.

I am no dragon slayer in myself but I know someone who is-- and His name is Jesus. In fact, Jesus already defeated the 'dragon' Satan on the cross. So LORD, I claim your victory in Steven's situation. Bring our son home, LORD. You know all about his birthday on March 6. You know I thought he'd be with us long before that.

"Making war in the heavenlies, tearing down principalities, standing firm in Jesus' victory.
Making war in the heavenlies, casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God." (sorry, I can't remember who sang this song)


Rich, Andrea, Reece & Owen said...

Amazing post, woman!

Hi~I'm Alysha said...

Put on your armor, baby!! I fully agree, Joy. The enemy is on a mission..."Be of good cheer, I (He) has overcome..." Praying for intervention daily on your families behalf and for your Steven.

Chris and Mary Malone said...

In Jesus Name! You WILL overcome!