This morning Kay Arthur and I started a new bible study. I don’t actually know Kay, but I talk to her alot when I do her studies, and seeing how she calls me “Beloved” I feel like we would be BFF’s if she knew me.
“Lord is it Warfare? Teach Me to Stand.” is the name of the study. Tidy, neat, pleasant….I think not. No. This will be a grubby roll in the mud, cry and scream bible study. The first thing I did was find this passage:
Ephesians is not a book for the faint of heart. No, after beginning in chapter 6, I began to have images in my mind of this:
Life really is a battlefield. Satan is a real enemy and he seems to work overtime. to be quite honest, lately I’ve felt like this:
But today God reminded me that the battle is not against flesh and blood. It is a timeless battle. My mother Eve was the first woman to tangle with this enemy…and she lost. It was a bitter defeat. Now thousands of years later I pick up she left off. Many women through the ages have battled him. Many have lost while others, properly equipped, have succeeded. These women have fought valiantly for their families, homes, and at times, their own sanity.
And the wise ones, the ones who knew how to stand and fight in His strength, were successful. These women, mighty princess warriors, armed themselves in the power of His might. You see, as His daughters, He fights through us, we wear His strength.
Today He whispers, “Get up. Be strong.” I will fight for you.” And when I do, I feel myself energized in his power. A mighty warrior princess.