Spiritually Speaking

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By Pearl Harper

God will provide our weapons


We have a great grandson who will be two years old soon. What a delight he is to all of the family members. Of course we are all at his beck and call when he is around. He has been in no hurry to talk because we all know what he wants or does not want by his actions and mannerisms. Lately we have found out he has many words stored up he just hasn’t chose to use them. He is a man of few words.

One word he uses a lot is “I’m done” meaning he has finished eating and wants down out of his chair. In other words he is through. One day recently when it was sprinkling rain he was outside playing. When it sprinkled he would come up on the porch, when it ceased he would say “done”, and go back.

Just one word but it explained the situation. Once again, I must say thank you Lord for allowing me to see the world through the eyes of a child.

Last year at this time of year, I was just beginning to feel better and starting to regain my strength. I am so thankful I can now say “I had cancer.” The emphasis being on -I had.

Although I thought my priorities were pretty much on target, they seemed to become even more focused on the important things. One of the most important is trying to reach the lost.

Don’t be deceived, when you make up your mind to touch lives for Christ, Satan will attack you in any way he can. Be prepared and know he is real. But we are not left in distress and worry. We need to read and know and use the scriptures as our weapons.

First we must do the will of God instead of loving the world.

In John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any many love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

Second, we are told how to overcome the power of Satan. I John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Paul wrote in II Corinthians 10:4,5, “For the weapons of our warfare is not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds:

Casting down imaginations, and everything that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

Read Ephesians 6:10-18, it describes the weapons or armor we are to wear to stay ready to fight. Christ does give us weapons.

I know life’s problems become so heavy sometime but there’s a song that says:

“When burdens come so hard to bear, that no earthly friend can share. There is someone who cares for you. He’ll come down from the skies, brush the tears from your eyes, you’re His child and He cares for you.”

Our survival depends on reading God’s word and trusting in His word. We can make a difference.

God Bless.