"You just want to make me hard work"
"I can't do that"
the lies continued.
and thus the meltdown began.
You might say, "just let the assignment go" "Is it worth it?" But, yes in this case it was, because he needs to understand he might have things that "look" hard, but really are not impossible for him and to stretch himself and that he is fully capable. And seriously it was 2 sentences. Not a "book".
Without going into too much detail. Things cycled and got ugly and we spent over an hour walking through the ick again.
He decided to throw shoes and other things at me.
That was "fun".
Eventually he went for the spiritual attack.
And the words he used were Ugly. He had a complete flip in his heart and started calling on "Satan" to help him and condemn Jesus, etc. I think that part was the hardest for me to watch. I remained calm but I also went to "battle"---not physically but spiritually.
I opened up some Bible passages and spoke them louder than he was yelling the other stuff. I pleaded the "blood of Jesus" over him and "The Name of Jesus" and verse upon verse to get rid of this evil in our house. I prayed prayers of release for him. I prayed and prayed and spoke scripture over him.
That may sound crazy to some. But, the reality was I was facing some ginormous forces yesterday. And the only "weapon" in my arsenol was the Word of God!
I finally stepped away from him for a little while and went downstairs to our small bathroom. And I texted to Peter what was going on and asked for prayer. When Lucas came down, it was as if that prayer request was being answered immediately!!! Peter said he began praying as soon as he got the text.
I came out of the bathroom and he was apologetic.
Then I sat in front of him and he looked at me and said "Something is changing" (I never used the word "change" with him during all of this)
"Something inside me is changing and I don't know what"
"Something is different".
And his whole demeanor was relaxing. I told him it was Jesus. Jesus was changing his insides and making him feel better. We talked for a while about all of that and how Jesus can heal his broken heart.
Shortly after that, he started singing "Our God is Mighty to Save!"
Here it is on a youtube video...
The funny thing is...we don't sing that song very often at our church. He has heard it on the radio, but he was singing almost all the words and over and over and over again for the rest of the day. In the car, around the house, while playing... He could not get the tune/music/heart of the song out of his head. He sang nothing else all day long. He had all of us humming it and singing it as he stumbled over a few of the words once in a while. Even Isaac joined in and helped him through some of the words while we were on our way to dinner last night.
You really need to look at those lyrics to see how God was speaking to him
"Mighty To Save"
OUR GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE!!!! and we believe it as truth in this house! And I witnessed it first hand Yesterday!
Will we have more bumps and kinks and stumble again? sure...but We know where the Power comes from! Satan don't mess with my kids....you ain't winnin'!
And our song will remain...He Can Move Mountains!