“Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.” Ephesians 6:11-13
Acts 5:38-42 And now, I tell you, stay away from these men and leave them alone. For if this plan or this work is of men, it will be overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him. After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the name. Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Messiah is Jesus
The other night I was thinking about all the past events of my life thus far. They were mainly the events that took place in which I encountered a crossroads – where I had or chose to make a decision that altered the course of my life. And, I was thinking about how through the majority of them God did not play a part in the decisions I made. Not because He didn't want to, but because I didn't let Him. Never once did I ask Him via prayer what He might want me to do and never once did I take into consideration what Christ Jesus would have done while he lived on this earth. I have to wonder now, how different my life might have been had I made God a part of my every decision making process.
"Lord, happy is the man you discipline and teach from Your law to give relief from troubled times until a pit is dug for the wicked. The Lord will not forsake His people or abandon His heritage for justice will again be righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it." Psalm 94:12-15