I believe in a spiritual realm. Ephesians 6 talks about putting on the Full Armor of God because our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual things.
I am not one who says that every bad thing that happens is a spiritual attack. But if there is a string of crazy things I begin to wonder.
We are dedicating Clarissa tomorrow. I think it’s a pretty big deal. We get to publicly declare that we believe God has a plan for our baby girl. And as her parents, we fully intend to help her seek God and His calling on her life. We are going to do our very best to make sure that she becomes who God created her to be. Even if it looks different than other families. Even if our decisions are not popular. Clarissa belongs to God. The Holy Spirit is going to help her do big things for Jesus. When I was 10 weeks pregnant with her, God told me that she would be a little girl with great faith. That is why we named her Clarissa Faith, because it means brilliant faith.
We have been waiting to dedicate her until all of the grandparents were in town. The enemy has tried hard to prevent all of the family from getting her for this special day. One family member has had some health issues over the past week and is not allowed to drive right now. Tim’s parents had a tire blow out on the way here, got stuck in traffic, and then are unable to stay at their hotel because of an allergic reaction. Even the cupcakes are falling apart!
When you know who you are in Christ, it makes the enemy nervous. Clarissa must be pretty important if there is this much warfare surrounding her dedication. I don’t know yet all that God has called Clarissa or our family to. But I am excited to watch it play out. In the meantime, we will be trusting God to teach us what we need to know. We have our armor ready. But we already know who wins!