Have you ever thought about all the mom stereotypes that are out there, like the stay-at-home mom, the working mom, the soccer mom, the single mom, and the stepmom? There are so many stereotypes. Well, it doesn’t really matter how the world depicts moms, and it doesn’t really matter if you are a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, or a single mom. What really matters is that you are a mom in Christ and Christ is in you, a mom who talks with Jesus and walks with Jesus.
And if you are a praying mom, an interceding mom, then you also are a warrior. Not only are you a warrior, but you are a professional wrestler too. How do I know this? It says so in the Bible. It says in Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
In this scary and disheartening world, all of us are wrestling with something, struggles, and difficult circumstances that are authored by evil forces in the heavenly realm. Spiritual warfare is real. I know because I have been in quite a few wrestling matches over the years. They are usually fought on my knees in prayer, sometimes bowed facedown, sometimes with my hands raised up high, and sometimes in bed looking up to the ceiling fully surrendered to God.
Besides wrestling in prayer against unseen evil authorities, the Lord commands us in Ephesians 6:13 to “Take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground.” When I take up His armor by praying and by reading His Word, then I’m able to stand confidently on Christ my Solid Rock, and He actually does all the wrestling; He does all the fighting on my behalf. That’s His promise. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14).
Well, the way things are going, we will have to have co-wrestlers, ones who will stand strong with us in prayer, ones who will help us keep our arms raised in praise and petition so that we can experience the victory that is already ours. Moses had Aaron and Hur, who helped keep his arms held up high during the battle with the Amalekites. I have my dear friends Meredith and Erika, who constantly stand with me in prayer, and I do the same for them.
Warrior mom, who are your co-wrestlers? It’s time to enlist at least a couple of prayer warriors who will stand with you and who will help you keep your arms raised up high in the midst of your battles. In the meantime, wrestle with His armor on, stand firm in prayer, speak His promises, and be at peace. Jesus is interceding for you and fighting for you. The battle is His, and the victory is ours.