I recently finished reading the book, Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking, by Priscilla Shirer. I highly recommend it!
Toward the end of the book, Priscilla directed me to verse 17 in Revelations 12: “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” This verse combined with my personal study of Proverbs 8 and a book I’m reading aloud to my children called Boy, Have I Got Problems! by Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt, reminded me… WE ARE AT WAR! Proverbs 8 reminds me that Wisdom and Foolishness call out to me in every situation and create conflict and trials. They do the same for my children.
We may be at work, out playing a game, watching a movie, or reading social media. None of these things are passive. Yes, our time could be productive; we could be having fun or being entertained, but there is still a battle going on for our mind, for our allegiance, for our heart. Never think, “This moment doesn’t matter,” or, “This is just a game.” Everything matters to Jesus. He created it, holds it together, and died for it ALL. Your life matters. Your battle matters. Even your play matters. May we not “shun the struggle” as the quote says below, but face it and fight!
1 Corinthians 10: 31-33 says,
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.”