The house is quiet – other than the ticking of clocks and the typing of this blog. But I hear things like: “can you really do this (parent 4 boys)” or “how are you going to love your wife tomorrow (you could have done better)” or “did you really love her today how she needed” or “you could have done a much better job at being a dad today than you were” – and I come to. Wait.
And take back all that ground that I have let the enemy claim – his tactics are nothing new… Jesus reigns. Satan is (always) trying to steal (my family), kill (my joy), and destroy (my marriage). I call you out, enemy of the Most-High, defender of pride, accuser, prince (not KING) of this earth.
Take your blame, shame, guilt, doubt, and pride with you. I’m going to sleep
You must leave now in the name of Jesus. Take your blame, shame, guilt, doubt, and pride with you. I’m going to sleep and will be sleeping well. Tomorrow I will wake, and my family will do warfare against you again. I will teach my boys to pray in the name and blood and power of Jesus. I will teach them that worship (in life and song) of Jesus is powerful. I will teach them that you have no power over them when they say the name of, and trust Jesus. I will teach them that you are always out to steal, kill, and destroy. And that Jesus beat the hold of hell once, and will defeat you again.
And as my oldest son said once… Jesus is coming with a big spanker.