How can we recognize and guard against spiritual attacks in our lives? To shed some light, Susie is joined by author Jim Rubart. We take some time to unpack the themes from his newest novel of prayer, spiritual warfare, community, and trust.

“We are fed our identity by who? By our parents, siblings, by our teachers, by our coaches, by our bosses.. of who we should be. And we’ll take that identity on… but all those things are going to fade away. It’s about stepping into that glorious freedom of knowing who we are.”

When we walk and live as Christians, we need to be aware of Satan’s attempts to distract and derail our faith and witness. Jim talks about the importance of guarding our thoughts and being careful with the media and influences we let into our lives. There is a way to guard our hearts and it starts with arming ourselves with God’s promises found in His Word.

We can also guard ourselves by choosing forgiveness and compassion over bitterness and hardness of heart. When we recognize that the smallest openings can be used to unravel our integrity and distract us into pride or despair, we can feel the urgency of reconciling to others and resting in our identity in God.

Jim also offers tips for how to start your own writing journey.

“I prayed about what story I was supposed to write… Know what is possible, realize what is possible if we are willing to follow those dreams and desires that God has planted within us. It’s impossible to read the label when you’re standing inside the bottle. The enemy will use our spouses, friends, counselors to shoot down the dream, so you need to be careful who you share the dream with.”

God will open opportunities for you to share your story and you need to be ready when that happens.

Key Scriptures: John 10:10; Ephesians 6:10-14

Theme Song: My Guardian by Ben Cantelon

Highlight : The power of our thought life

Novel talk: Spirit bridge

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