21 August 2012

Weapons at hand

I was created to reside in heavenly places
yet dwell here for now
footfalls on this earth

I must remember
it is dangerous, almost impossible
to walk unprotected

We are warned to wear protective armor:

Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. Ephesians 6:13 The Message

truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace
faith, salvation and His Word

the tools of war
yet I am so often weak

I strengthen myself with praise
as David did
and reach for my secret weapon
my private arsenal
opening the pages of journals
to feast on words He has spoken directly to me

this, then, is how I fight
eyes fixed on Him
this, then, is how I stand.

Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Ephesians 6:13 Amplified



Joining Peter and the rest where we're talking about arsenal

 

6 comments:

Peter P said...

Wonderful post!

Thanks for joining the carnival.

Jason Stasyszen said...

The words God has spoken in other seasons are powerful weapons today! Love this post, Karin. I was reading this past week Psalm 119:24, "Your testimonies also are my delight;
They are my counselors." I love that thought, that His works and wonders and words are my counselors when I need wisdom and advice. God is so good! Thank you.

caryjo said...

Amen! It truly is all we can do for "warfare" is to trust Him and serve and obey and move forward as He calls us to do so. HE is the Leader; we must follow.

Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith said...

Beautiful.
Thank you, sis!
BLESSINGS!

Floyd said...

"Reach for my secret weapon." What a wonderful Truth. Only secret to the lost... a choice. Great and inspiring words.

thanks Jason for linking it up.

Cris Ferreira said...

"eyes fixed on Him"
I loved this. Beautiful post!

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