A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
A Step of Faith……..
10 Finally, be strong IN THE LORD and in the strength of HIS might.
11 PUT ON the WHOLE armor of God, that you may be able to STAND against the schemes of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore TAKE UP the whole armor of God, that you may be able to WITHSTAND in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND FIRM.
14 STAND therefore, having FASTENED ON the belt of TRUTH, and having PUT ON the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS,
15 and, as shoes for your feet, having PUT ON the READINESS given by the gospel of PEACE.
16 In all circumstances TAKE UP the shield of faith, with which you CAN extinguish ALL the flaming darts of the evil one;
17 and TAKE the helmet of salvation, and (TAKE) the sword of the Spirit, which is THE WORD OF GOD,
18 PRAYING at ALL times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep ALERT with all PERSEVERANCE, making supplication for all the saints….”
A very ACTIVE involvement against a very ACTIVE enemy……we CAN do it, but not in our OWN strength, only in the power of HIS might……as we place our TRUST in Him.
I read somewhere once that if we take but ONE step in the dark towards God, He will run a MILE to meet us and shower us with LIGHT and BLESSING….
He honors our weak faith and rewards the smallest steps of obedience from the riches of His storehouse….to teach us to trust Him, no matter what…..
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places”
In Christ, with God, we are truly rich and truly blessed!
AJ, Aug 11, 2007