Get Ready for the Fight….

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. 12 For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms. 13 Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:11-17

As kids we are often taught about putting on God’s armor. We were taught what each part meant and even had songs and games to help us remember.

However, I am not sure that we fully grasped how important this daily practice is to our lives.

As women, wives, mothers, teachers, career women, counselors, mentors, etc. we are fighting a battle on a daily basis. Sometimes the battle is for our own well-being and sometimes the battle is to stand in the gap for someone we love.

woman-in-armor YOU WERE MADE FOR BATTLE!!! YOU ARE A WARRIOR IN GOD’S ARMY!

How do you feel reading those words? Does it make you afraid? Does it make you want to crawl back into your hole or does it get you geared up for battle?

In my own personal life I feel like I have been in a battle for the past few months. Some days with rays of hope and other days have been downright downpours! However, God has reminded me during several occasions that I was “made” for the battle. Do you know what that means? That means that not only has He already equipped you for what you are facing but He and HIS army are right with you. There are no armies of one! You are not alone—unlike how the enemy of our souls would like for us to believe.

So, today I remind you to put on your FULL armor BUT remember that you will always need faith. In verse 16 above it doesn’t say “sometimes you will need faith” NO, He tells us that “In EVERY battle you will need faith. Although things may look bleak for you today, always bring faith along to every battle. Faith is the substance of things not seen- don’t focus on what you are seeing in the natural—focus on the victory—the end result.

I encourage you today to march on Women of God. Push through it and be encouraged to know that you are not alone. There’s a community, an army that is cheering you on to continue the good fight.

You are blessed, you are a winner, you are a princess warrior!!!

Hidden Blessings along our Journey….

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Trusting God to the Fullest…..

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Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it […]

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Hidden Blessings in Life’s Transitions…

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Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:8 By Anonymous Writer My dad was a very talented artist — the mayor of San Francisco was one of his friends and collectors. When he got sick and […]

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Promises, Promises

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And don’t make rash promises to God, for he is in heaven, and you are only here on earth. So let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 NLT I was surprised to receive an e-mail from a merchant yesterday that read “We have a surprise for you….you have not requested this, but we have upgraded […]

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Time Alone….

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And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, […]

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A Powerful Bond….

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Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you refuse to serve my gods or to worship the gold statue I have set up? I will give you one more chance. If you bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments, […]

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God’s Big But!

Hello my dear Bloggers: Yes, it has been a very long time. Happy 2013!!!!  I needed to take some time off to regroup my thoughts, life and focus! This simple principle has helped me today and I thought of all of you. Let’s allow our “but” to get smaller so His can get bigger! Amen? […]

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Whose at the Center?

I woke up with this song in my heart this morning.  Take a few minutes this morning and just slow down, stop what you are doing and just acknowledge what this time in our lives really represents. Enjoy!

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Beyond the Cover Book Club Selection

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Coming February 2013, the Beyond the Cover Book Club will be reading The Friendship of Women by Joan Chittister.  There will be two online sessions and two in person sessions.  If you are interested in joining us please let me know as soon as possible by commenting to this blog.  The book club will close once […]

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