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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stand Firm

Over the weekend, I watched drama unfold before me that was sad, scary and will most likely end in divorce.
Yesterday, I spent time with a dear friend who is worried that a significant person in her life is struggling, perhaps with depression.
Today, I work in my shop and sit at my computer and feel overwhelmed with dark thoughts...arrows constantly being shot at my heart.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God
so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then,
with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness
that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this,
take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind,
be alert and
always keep on praying for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:10-18 italics mine)

Whatever arrows you're facing today, I pray you'll STAND FIRM.


janelle said...

And I pray that you'll stand firm as well! Sorry about your weekend. Be blessed my friend!

Chris Godfredsen said...

The beauty of the community (not town) in which we live - this community of following Christ - is that we can walk through it with one another.

I pray that you'll stand firm, and thanks for praying for us and our standing, as well.

It can sometimes be tough to remain in prayer for the situations surrounding us without getting drug into them - I pray against that spirit on your behalf, as well.

Be blessed today - thanks for sharing.