4 Ways Catholic Radio Can Help You In Spiritual Battle
Written by catholicradio on October 17, 2023
Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
When we are born into this world, we are in enemy territory. As Catholics, it is through the sacrament of baptism that we are claimed for Christ. In our day-to-day activities, it is easy to become distracted with the issues before us and forget that we are in a battle.
Further, when life becomes difficult, we may find ourselves discouraged. It may sound simplistic, but Catholic radio really can be a tremendous aid to the soul. Here are four ways Catholic radio can help you in spiritual battle:
1. Catholic radio reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle.
In our day-to-day activities, it is easy to become distracted by daily problems. We may feel that things “never go right”, or that life is against us. However, Ephesians 12:6 informs us:
For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
The enemy of our souls, Jesus says,
was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
When you tune into Catholic radio, the focus is on the spiritual life. Sermons, homilies, retreat talks, and call-in programs examine everyday life through a spiritual lens. This serves as a reminder about what and whom we are really struggling against.
2. Catholic radio reminds us that we belong to Christ.
Programs on Catholic radio are not just speakers or call-in opportunities. The daily Mass, rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet are also presented. When we unite ourselves in prayer with God, we are reminded:
He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Colossians 1:13)
Not only do we belong to the kingdom of God, but Psalm 91 also speaks of the Almighty’s protection:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
Catholic radio always points to Christ. When you listen on a regular basis, you will be reminded of God’s love, protection, and provision. In times of difficulty the Holy Spirit will remind you that you do not belong to the world, but that Jesus saved you and has prepared a place for you in heaven.
3. Catholic radio gives us guidance on the spiritual life.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8)
The simplest way to successfully fight in the spiritual battle is to learn about the Catholic faith, participate in the sacraments, and develop your own devotional life. It is simple but it is not always easy, and that is where Catholic radio can help.
The programs on Catholic radio feature hosts and guests that you will find on EWTN television. Many have written books and led retreats and parish missions. They are grounded in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Catholic church and are skilled in communicating the truths of the Catholic faith to others.
When you listen to Catholic radio, you are taking advantage of the opportunity to be schooled by the Holy Spirit. You will learn how to “put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).
You will also be encouraged to participate in the sacramental life of the Church and learn what James 4:7 means: “submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
4. Catholic radio helps us to renew our minds.
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
If you are someone who spends even a small portion of your time watching news and primetime television, or listening to modern music and news, you will notice a distinct difference with Catholic radio.
Programs and prayer on Catholic radio are not frenzied but slower-paced and reflective. Rather than focusing on all that is wrong with the world and preying on emotion, Catholic radio offers spiritual guidance and peace. You will be encouraged to shut out worldly distractions, turn your eyes towards Christ, and seek the treasures of heaven.
An Invitation For You
There is no reason to fear the devil or spiritual battle. On the contrary, difficulties are used by God to strengthen us spiritually.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12: 9-10)
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