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Energized by a Sword Fight!

I’ve never held a real life sword –  the kind you see in the movies. But yesterday I was inspired to use a different sword.

I read in my favorite devotional book, Come Away My Beloved, that praising God makes Him very happy and the enemy of our souls most unhappy. The author, Frances J. Roberts, explains that satan has NO power over a praising Christian.

The line, “So praise is like a two-edged sword: One side brings health to your own spirit while the other side cuts down the enemy.” inspired me most. Why? Because my health has always been an easier target for spiritual attack.  I am still recovering from an unexpected surgery and have found myself spiritually parched. This is hard for me to admit, but I am working on putting away my pride and being authentic about my struggles.

Monday, I finally called a friend and admitted that I needed prayer and much of it.  (She is so gracious to love me in this way.)  By Tuesday, I felt significantly better and received a lot of encouragement at work. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, I meditated Roberts’ writing on “praise” (listed below).  With each spoken praise I sent up to Heaven, I gained strength, energy, and radiating joy.  It was as if I had been plugged in and my power switch turned on and I was able to do what I was meant to do.

I hope you will remind me of this KEY to battle – the sword of Praise. I hope you will try the sword on for size as well and let me know the results.

Psalm 149:6
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,


Give it to Me. Give Me much. Give to Me often. I dwell in the midst of the praises of My people. I dwell there because I am happiest there. As surely as you make Me happy with your praising, you will make the enemy most unhappy. He has NO power whatsoever over a praising Christian. He cannot stand against a praising Church. This is the most powerful weapon you can use against him. So praise is like a two-edged sword: One side brings health to you own spirit while the other side cuts down the enemy.

Learn to Reign pg 128-131
Come Away My Beloved
Frances J. Roberts

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.

One Reply

  1. dollyg01

    I want to fight with you! I’m going to sharpen my sword.

    Ecc. 4:12 says: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    As Jennifer Rothschild says, “The three-stranded cord is not ‘me, myself, and I!’ It’s you, a buddy, and Jesus.”

    I’m here for you forever and always! We know the war is already won, but I want Jesus and You by my side to fight the battle.