Source: Big Sam
Well, can you believe it’s that time of year again? “Summer Fun in the Sun” is how I like to refer to this season that so faithfully arrives this year on June 20, 2016. Of course for many of us it arrives right after the last day of school for some that still have kiddos at home.
There seems to be more time to read a good book when you can take it with you to the pool, lake, beach, cabin, mountains, or just to your most comfy chair outside.
I landed upon a book last week. Thanks to Amazon Prime I received it in three days.
A Novel of Spiritual Warfare
On The Edge by F. Parker Hudson
The synopsis on back cover reads.
Richard Sullivan thought he had it all until he faced the consequences of his actions…
Richard Sullivan has a problem. His average American family is on the edge of ruin and they don’t even realize it. The Sullivans are struggling through every day life with the dark power over them so strong that they cannot find their way-a power that is filling their minds with voices of greed, hate, pride and temptation. And now the very fabric of their lives is unraveling before their eyes. If only they would listen a little harder to the other voice trying to get through to them-the voice of hope, forgiveness and love before it’s too late.
It was published in 1994. Seriously, I have never heard of this book or this author. Sorry, Mr.Hudson where have you been hiding this book that I couldn’t find you until 2016. This author does a fabulous job revealing the hidden spiritual battle going on all around our families.
It’s a timely book in a timely season.
Book Two begins on page 209.
We are always given the choice which direction we want to go in our lives. Who do we listen to the voices of reason or voices of treason. Ultimately, greed, hate, pride and temptation end up betraying us and leading us down a path of death and destruction. Book Two recounts what might have happened to the Sullivan family had they had another outcome. What if all along the way they chose to listen to the voices that lead to a prosperous life full of good reason?
As I read this book and put it down I can’t escape it. I am constantly reminded that every action, deed, thought and the words I speak are being evaluated by an unseen highly organized system. It reminds me of the Star Wars series. There are the forces of light and the forces of darkness. Both operating as they are commanded and dispatched. We don’t realize the role we play or are played by these forces.
I am currently in the middle of Book Two and quite relieved that the outcome can be altered if I choose to be aware, intentional and in tune to the what the Holy Spirit is speaking to me each day.
I will be honest I get overwhelmed and discouraged at times when I see all the changes in our society that negatively affect our young people and the future generations to come.
I often ask myself how do I come up against all that is infecting this generation. I have three kids who are in that generation. I am reminded through this book many valuable lessons of spiritual warfare that I can walk away with and feel confident that I can make difference in my family and all those that are in my field of influence.
My biggest weapon is POP
Power of Prayer
Open up my eyes, ears and heart to the power of prayer. Empower me to walk in the authority of that privilege that was granted to me through the power of the cross in Christ Jesus.
-Colonel Kelley, reporting to duty
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The Author’s Website