This week’s “Scripture Sunday” coloring page is based on Ephesians 6:12:
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Our struggle, ultimately, is against a spiritual enemy — but he definitely knows how to use physical realities to distract us and to trick us into abandoning the fight. Satan wants to shift our focus from the things that really matter to trivial issues that — in the grand scheme of things — really don’t.
This passage and the verses that follow it remind us that spiritual warfare calls for a spiritual battle plan — and I’ve found a key tactic for walking in victory is setting aside time every day to spend with the LORD by reading His Word and communicating with Him through prayer.
Here again, Satan loves to use the hustle and busyness of ordinary life to convince us taking time for personal devotions will just set us that much further behind, when really the opposite is true.
If experience has taught me anything, it is that I’m usually able to accomplish far more when I begin my day with prayer and Bible reading than when I don’t.
Enjoy coloring? Then come back next week — I post a new coloring page every Sunday — or browse all the pages I’ve published in the past by following this link.
In the meantime, take a look at my devotional journals. At over 200 pages a piece, they are packed with writing prompts, coloring pages, word studies, and lots and lots of Bible verses. You can read more about them here.
Or — if you’d prefer to skip the journaling exercises — check out my Scripture-based coloring books. Although these were designed specifically for grown-ups, they are good for all ages.