The battle between good and evil is fought first in our minds.
Consider the last time you’ve had an inspiring idea come to mind without any apparent source. Now think about the last time you’ve had a discouraging thought hit you out of nowhere. Where do such thoughts come from? Sometimes, they come from angels, who often communicate directly to our minds.
Since our choices grow out of our responses to the thoughts in our minds, spiritual warfare begins there. Holy angels inspire us with positive thoughts regularly, but fallen angels tempt us to sin by sending negative thoughts into our minds.
I’m sure my guardian angel has been a creative muse to me many times in my writing career — especially after I’ve prayed for inspiration. But even though I don’t like to give the evil side of the spiritual realm much attention, I am aware that negative thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere may sometimes be coming from fallen angels, so I’m cautious about evaluating my thoughts, asking questions such as whether or not it’s really true or helpful.
As Halloween approaches, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves that fallen angels aren’t just Halloween or horror movie characters — they’re real spiritual beings from whom we need to guard our minds.