Parenting your daughter in today’s world is difficult – I should know, I have two daughters of my own. They are both in high school now, so I’ve been at it for a while already.
I’ve compiled a list of verses to help you encourage and direct your daughters in the truths of God’s word about spiritual warfare. Commit them to memory, recite them to one another, put them up in your homes.
Naturally, these verses can be used by anyone, not just for parents and daughters. But we have a particular focus and heart here at Inspire by Zelima for daughters.
Before we get to the verses, here are some truths that are not popular, but will help you understand why we need to teach our daughters the Word of God.
The enemy is using everything to attack our daughters
- other kids at school (or even at church)
- social media
The enemy’s aim is to kill, steal and destroy:
- their purpose
- their identity
- their minds
- their future
- their relationships with their parents
- their relationships with good friends
- their relationships with other Christians
But don’t despair – be encouraged!
Yes, the enemy is on a mission, but here are a couple of truths I’ve clung onto through the tough times:
The darker the world, the brighter the light shines
We as parents, and our children, have an opportunity to shine the light of Jesus like never before. As the world grows darker and more confused, the more our lives can show the difference that Jesus makes.
Your children were born at this time on purpose
It’s no accident that your children are growing up right now. God doesn’t make mistakes. He has a plan and a purpose for placing your children in this age of history, and he has equipped them with everything they need for it – including YOU as their parents.
Bible Verses About Spiritual Warfare
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens.
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing at all will harm you.
You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
“No weapon formed against you will succeed, and you will refute any accusation raised against you in court. This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants, and their vindication is from me.” This is the Lord’s declaration.
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
What, then, are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.
Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil.
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
“The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me?”
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the one who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
1 John 5:18
Look, I am sending you out like sheep among the wolves. Therefore by as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves.
A thief only comes to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.
Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one is like me.
I declare the end from the beginning, and long ago what is not yet done, saying: my plan will take place, and I will do all my will.
The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to use and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.
“Be strong; do not fear! Here is your God; vengeance is coming. God’s retribution is coming; he will save you.”
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.
In this, love his made complete with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgement, because as he is, so also are we in this world.
1 John 4:17