CrescentSkies, I confess I was doing weird things a couple decades ago...before I knew better...
At that time all I heard on television (evangelists) in the churches and at the Bible study group I attended was a focus on attacks from the devil...how we were in a war and how we had to be vigilent.
It was pounded into me to fear the devil, put on the armor of God and fight! I became fearful for myself and my family.
As a result of my fear, I would often march around our house ordering the devil away.
I remember one particular summer my husband, son, daughter and myself were getting in the car to drive to Virginia Beach on a vacation. There I was, marching around the car, ordering the devil away!
It was all I knew at the time.
I regret that behavior because, even though my kids were saved at an early age, they have very little interest in God today because of their mother who, instead of getting to truly KNOW the Spirit that lives within me, I listened to everyone else and their religious suggestions.
In other words, I was a follower of 'religion' instead of trusting God.
Now I know better. A close friend also did it at the time, but now we just laugh about it. We both learned that since Christ died for us, we have nothing to fear and it is so much easier to put God in control of our lives.
Thank you for this very interesting question. Blessings, Sparklea :)