Mom and I have been following our church’s ladies’ Bible study group in The Armor of God study. This series is done by Priscilla Shirer who starred in the movie War Room. She has a weekly DVD presentation, and a workbook full of daily homework on the subject of the Armor of God based on the book of Ephesians, specifically chapter 6, verses 10-18.
Here is a sample from week one, page 23, complete with my highlights and doodling…
“There is an enemy. He is real. And he is intent and active, working against you day by day, moment by moment. His goal? To keep you from experiencing the results of the victory that is already yours in Christ.”
This section was meaningful to me and I’d like to share some of its ideas with my doodlings. Evidence of the enemy’s presence in your life can be seen by these or other similar destructive, defeating weeds.
Here you sit. All discouraged and defeated:
Are you not aware of the invitation that has been offered to you continuously?
Do not let darkness fill your mind and crowd out these beautiful, life-giving words!
Not only are you richly Loved, your Heavenly Father has all Power to lift your burdens, to strengthen and help you, upholding you through whatever you face, and to wipe away all tears, working all things together for good, if you will trust Him to.
He is near!
After a beautiful description of Heaven at the end of Revelation, the Bible closes with these words, He begs us to remember that the door is yet open and He wants you with Him. The Bible is FULL of invitations!
Those who will take God at His word, will receive the promised Holy Spirit within, and can march forth courageously and have Victory over the enemy they used to ignore.
“Be Strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might!!” He is a Mighty God, who will enable you, give you wisdom, and change your weaknesses into examples of His Power.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need.”
“For whoever is born of God overcomes the world:
and this is the victory that overcomes the world,
even our faith. ”
I John 5:4
This was an amazing post….it made me smile and know that He is alive even where you are right now this moment. I am very glad to know that you and your mother are sharing this together. But I need to ask a question…I want to copy and print this out to share with my very best friend. She just started going back to church and I think she will just love reading and knowing about this post. I so enjoy all the posts I have read. And your writing, pictures, artistry is amazing. (I haven’t gotten past stick figures) Thank you for being open and sharing God with us all, please continue in doing so, I’m out here and reading. Thank you.
Roxie, you are welcome to print and share this post with your friend. I would love for her to be encouraged as I am by these thoughts from our study. If we as God’s children could get a handle on these truths, wouldn’t life be amazing??
thank you Becky..came at just the right moment..going through some healing from bilateral fractures of pelvis….so having a pity party..let the devil fill my thoughts of pain..walking again..you know…all his lies..keep me in prayer…keeping busy making an afghan for my new couch & Keenie supplied me with do it yourself card preps so I am reading HIS word & trying to turn a deaf ear to the devils suggestions..pray for me….kitty
Kitty, I heard you were laid up, I’m so sorry! Its good that you have some work lined up to keep you busy while you lay low. You should check out some of Priscilla Shirer’s YouTube videos, they are very encouraging! I am praying for you, and may God hold you close while you recover. He is nearest to those who need Him most!
Wow!! you make every thing super fun, and happy looking I love the ask, seek, knock drawing the best.It Just reminded me of how hard we little people down on earth make it on ourselves, and all God is asking us to do are just those three little words.Thank you for the reminder and the time you put into your drawings to point me back to Christ when I just want to sit out side the door watching others receive His FREE gift of joy,peace,etc. Adama