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Are Your Angels Bored?

Illustration ©Ashley Burgess from Angels on Assignment, Adventures on the Farm

Are Your Angels Bored?

If my life doesn’t include a need for something bigger than the natural realm, my angels might be bored.

I’ve flippantly said things like “Wow, your angels were sure watching over you” or “you sure give your angels a workout” when there was a near disaster. That may be true; angels do serve humans by protecting them. But I don’t believe they’re meant just to be rescuers from our predicaments that often come from wrong choices.

When angels showed up in the Bible – the heavenly host notify-ers to the shepherds of Jesus’ birth, the attenders of Jesus when He was in the wilderness with the enemy, the good-news givers in the empty tomb, the jail-breaker one when Peter was in prison – there was something supernatural going on.

I want to be on ‘kingdom of heaven assignments’ that require more than my own ability. I want to take passionate steps into the realm that is higher than what I can do in the natural and trust God’s faithfulness. I also know that God’s resources include His heavenly host, His attenders in our tough places of the impossible, His bearers of great news and His powerful hopeless-situation-breakers.

Our fight is not against human beings; it’s from the spirit realm.  But our enemy is real and evil. The opposition to bringing God’s kingdom and His truth into our world is fierce, and we need supernatural help. Angels are available to help us in our impossible-looking battle against the evil in our world; they are one of the many resources God can give to us.

Our enemy comes to destroy, to deceive and to wreak havoc with humans. Our choices do make a difference. For God to give humans free will is amazing. And with free will comes the choice to follow Him wholeheartedly or not. Twisted thinking keeps human beings from believing God loves them fully and unconditionally and then responding to that. Distortions of the Truth bring fear to the hearts of humans because they don’t know His perfect love that will override that fear. Hopelessness can overwhelm to the point of oppression and lies we believe cause us to doubt that we have a Divine design and purpose.

When I partner with God’s purpose to “go and make followers, bringing healing and life, -because freely you have received, freely give”, that assignment is impossible without supernatural help. Whether God sends a heavenly host to bring good news or one angel that’s powerful and invisible and uses heaven’s remote gate-opener to answer the prayers of a praying group, I’m in!

The Bible indicates their purpose is often to bring divine intervention. Angels usually showed up with such impressiveness, that most humans would shake with fear or fall in awe when they were seen. I love that Almighty God wants to communicate with us as humans and helps us in many ways that are beyond our natural comprehension.

There’s a lot of evil in our world, but we don’t have to live in fear when we believe the truth. It’s important to equip the next generation to understand that God has given us authority and power over all the works of the enemy. It’s one of the reasons I wrote Angels on Assignment, Adventures on the Farm. It’s a great way to open up conversations with a child in your life and give them the gift of truth that empowers them to live in freedom.

“Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” I Peter 5:8

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14

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