"Spending time alone with Me can be a difficult discipline, because it goes against the activity addiction of this age. You may appear to be doing nothing, but actually you are participating in battles going on within spiritual realms...demolishing strongholds." (267)
I really identify with the "activity addiction" issue. Our schedules are filled while our opportunities "to sit quietly in (His) Presence" are so limited. Because of that, we have to intentionally guard our schedules, protecting our quiet times with Him.
Perhaps one of the most destructive strongholds of this age is our general addiction to activity and the overall busyness that overwhelms our lives.
Time with Jesus or "living close to (Him) is a sure defense against evil" and offers protection against all sorts of destructive addictions that distort our ability to see and think clearly.
Actively Addressing my Activity-Driven Life...dmc :)
Sending Birthday Blessings to my sister, Jeanne! May the God of Hope fill you with all joy & peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit! Rom. 15:13. You are dearly loved, sissy!