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Friday, 16 January 2015

Ephesians 6.13

Stand firm. God gives the armour but we do the standing. We are those who know what it means to tactically withdraw from battle. Retreating not as cowards but as those who know that to wage warfare without our weapons is to lose the battle. We have everything we need (Ephesians 1.3, 2 Peter 1.3) but we need to get ourselves to the armoury to pick it up. What truths do you need to buckle around yourself? What lies are you particularly susceptible to? Satan knows just what to say to throw you off course, to knock the wind out of your sails. At this very second, he is on the prowl (1 Peter 5.8) looking for the words that will devour you, that little nagging doubt of did God really say? (Genesis 3.1) Does he really love you? What about your struggle, your sin, your disappointment, your failures, your unanswered prayer? How can you be loveable? But we pick up our weapons. We follow our commanding officer. We copy his battle strategy. And we say over and over and over. Till we are hoarse and croaking and barely able to whisper. "It is written."(Luke 4.4, 8,12) Gird yourself. Tie yourself up in knots. Bind your heart. Encircle your mind. Buckle your belt today. Pick up the book. And start memorizing.

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