In her upcoming book, I Told That Mountain to Move (Tyndale House, 2005), Patricia Raybon says that when you pray for or about someone, you must first look for Jesus in them. Before you pray for folks, she writes, look for Jesus in that way, the heart gets softened. And God must need soft hearts to hear our prayers. Surely God must need us to look at each other as he does, seeing not our flaws but seeing Jesus in us. Even in me.

Wow. I like that. I like that so much I can't think of another word to add to it.

Warfare 101

Two simple rules I'll leave you with.

Recognize the origin of the warfare.

Recognize the One who is Greater than all that and then look for Him as you battle what you think is the painful onslaught from others. Attack the right enemy and look for Jesus in the pawn being used against you.

Award-winning national speaker, Eva Marie Everson is a recent graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary. Her work includesIntimate Moments with God and Intimate Encounters with God (Cook). She is the author of Shadow of Dreams, Summon the Shadows and Shadow of Light. (Barbour Fiction) She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at 

Other Articles in This Series:
Creed: Going on the Attack Against Evil Forces
Creed: The Unseen Armor of God
Creed: Understanding the Visible and Invisible
Creed: God the Father Almighty Made Heaven & Earth
Creed: The Covenant God of You and Me
Creed: God Keeps His Word
Creed: The Father Says 'Welcome to My Family'
Creed: The Abba of Jesus
Creed: Who is God the Father?
Creed: Acting on Your Faith
Creed: Who is God to You?
Creed: What is God's name...other than 'God?'
Creed: What Do You Really Believe?
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