We’re on Day Twenty of the 21 Day Fast for Pastor Saeed. Naghmeh Abedini has seen significant breakthroughs in her battle to bring Saeed home. Some of you have experienced breakthroughs of your own in areas where you’ve felt stuck. Perhaps you’ve gained spiritual insight, now able to see your problem from God’s perspective.
But I must admit. Prayer and fasting are still something of a mystery to me. I wonder why the Bible encourages us to pray and fast when we encounter stubborn resistance. Could it be that some battles are harder than others because the enemy knows the stakes are so high?
My epiphany came the other day in a parking lot, of all places. I was heading home after a quick run for coffee with my husband. From a distance, we saw what appeared to be a very aggressive bird battle under some nearby cedar trees. As we got closer, we saw the target of this assault was a very large hawk. His noisy attackers appeared to be about half a dozen black crows. The angry birds darted in and out, fiercely attacking the hawk. Continue reading