Who would want to fight for me...

Sometimes it's hard to look at my circumstances and realize when it's worth asking others for prayer on my behalf... I'm not sure why that is. I'm not sure if it's because I don't give spiritual warfare enough credit. Or maybe that I don't feel worthy enough to be a part of something called warfare... I mean, really, "warfare" sounds so intense. So dramatic. Would it just be dramatic to think it exists - or that it exists around me?
1st Peter calls me to consider it... reminding me that I have an adversary in the devil, who prowls like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. The thoughts and feelings are all mixed as I consider all my lack..."who would want to fight for me or for my attention"...... 

... then the Spirit whispers, "I am."

......and i breathe and stay here in this truth......... 

I am not the threat. Ha... no, I am not worthy of warfare. To state it plainly, of my own substance, I bring only more value to the team of the enemy. 
 {See Romans 8}

But remember....
It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.

{Galatians 2:20}

Warfare is a holy privilege. Christ has given His Spirit to seal His beloved. And with this He has made me worthy. He has made me valuable. My value and worth is in Christ ALONE. And He has made me a vessel of light in darkness, a vessel of hope in despair, a vessel of peace amidst chaos, a vessel of comfort amidst heartache. YES. These things are worthy of warfare. YES, I am just a vessel. But a vessel who carries LIFE nonetheless. And I will press on by the strength and grace and empowerment of the One who lives within me. Rejoicing and giving thanks in all circumstances.

In light of this beautiful and sobering reality, I need to ask you, my friends, to remember me as you go to the Father. Also, I encourage you to be present and aware. Look to those God has placed around you and truly see them. Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. Take time to pray for one another. 

"The devil, if he cannot hinder us from duty, will hinder us in duty."
Thomas Watson

I am praying Philippians 1:3-11 over you all this week. 
Press on dear ones.