Moms--The First Line of Defense Against the Enemy
by Jermaine Gadson
Moms are literally the center of the home. They keep everyone else in the family together, in line, and focused. If mom isn’t happy, no one is. If mom is hurting, everyone is. If mom is on her A-game, everyone benefits. This is why it is so important for mothers to understand the importance of their spiritual role in the home.
The mother is the first line of defense for her family against the strategies and attacks of the enemy. Countless men and women can attest to the fact that they were rescued from danger because of the prayers of their mother, or that they were led to Christ through the faithful example, patience, and endurance of a loving mother who prayed for them, encouraged them, loved them, and taught them. For these reasons, and others, the Enemy desires to attack moms personally or discourage them through attacking their children.
As a mother, you must understand that the struggles that you go through are oftentimes not about you, but about your family. The Enemy knows that if he can get to you, he will have the ability to get to the other members of the home. For example, when the Enemy wanted to tempt humanity into sinning against God in the Garden of Eden, he did not come to Adam, but to Eve. He knew the influence of a woman upon her family.
For the well-being of the entire family it is important for mom to be strong, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. This book will help you to be spiritually and internally strong, so that you can be externally strong and available to your family, and be able to fulfill the many responsibilities that you have on your plate. Are you struggling with fear, guilt, shame, low self-esteem? This book will help you to overcome these feelings that prevent you from living at your best. Are you dealing with worldly temptations, pride, selfishness, greed? This book will help you to see how these things and others can be traps waiting to bring you down. Is your faith being tested? Are you going through a trial that is pushing you to the limit? Are you questioning God or yourself because it seems like your prayers are not being answered? These issues and more are addressed in the book, and will help you to persevere and be the winner that God has called you to be.
We also talk about strategies that the enemy uses to keep people from hearing or receiving the gospel. This can help mothers, grandmothers, and other women of influence in the family to pray, intercede, and address specific issues that may be keeping their children from walking in spiritual, mental, emotional freedom. No matter where you come from or what your background is, if you are a mother, you need to be aware of the tremendous spiritual influence you have been given over your family, and be equipped to effectively live it out. You can have victory today in every area of your life; but it begins by knowing who you are, and the authority you have in Jesus Christ to overcome every situation that comes your way.
Jermaine Gadson is the founding pastor of Faith Ministries, Inc. in Birmingham, AL. He earned a B.A. in Religion with a concentration in Congregational Studies and a minor in Classics from Samford University in Birmingham, AL., and a Master of Divinity degree from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School. He is a native of Birmingham, AL. He is married to Kristy, and they have a two year old daughter, Khloe. He enjoys reading, writing, being outdoors, sports, and movies. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree and hosts a local weekly television broadcast called Interceding for the City. He blogs on church leadership, Christian living, and spiritual warfare at www.JermaineGadson.com. Connect with Jermaine on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AuthorJGadson and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/authorjermainegadson
View the trailer for this book at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNfV81_SD0s