Mar 7, 2012

Wednesday In the WORD

I hope you will join me today for a little taste in the WORD of God....


I'm currently teaching in Ladies Bible Study "Your Strong Suit" by Donna Pyle.  A verse by verse study on the Armor of God. This study is to expose Satan for who is and show us the provision and protection that God has for His children. WOW...is all I can say right now. We are only into our 4th week of study and not only have I been enlightened but amazed at how God has ordained this particular study for this time of my life and the lives of many of our ladies! I believe that God is going to do amazing things through this study. 


 Today I would like to share just a little with you if I may.



From Donna's book she said, "You and I are engaged in spiritual warfare against an unseen enemy, wearing unseen armor, in a culture that doesn't even acknowledge the raging battle".


That statement stood out to me for several reasons but the word "acknowledge" really took on a new meaning for me. If we don't acknowledge something then we are not prepared to deal with it. I have to think in terms of everyday life and compare the things I learn in Bible Study to my every day life. As I was thinking about this I thought about us as women out shopping alone and how we must be very careful of our surroundings. Recently, before our local Food Lion closed I had went to the grocery store. I had been to a class that didn't end till 8 p.m. so it was dark and rather late for me to be shopping through the week. When I came out of the store of course it was dark, the parking lot had very few cars in it and I seemed to be the only one standing there with a buggy headed out. I almost stepped out into the lane to head to my car when I noticed another vehicle parked facing my vehicle with what looked to be two men in the car. Being a woman alone in a semi-dark parking lot with very cars immediately sent off a red flag for me. I took my cell phone out of my purse and had it in my hand just in case I needed it and proceeded to go to my car. As I got closer to my car I decided to act as though I was talking on my phone...Somehow I found protection in doing that. I loaded my groceries in the car and headed home. Now I tell you that story to say this, "I was PREPARED".


But...am I prepared daily for the attacks of Satan? My granny used to say, "Baby, what you don't know can't hurt you! That may be true in a lot of cases but Biblically....what we don't know can harm us greatly even to the point of death.  

We live in a dark world and Satan's target is US! However, God has not left us defenseless. He provides us HIS armor and HIS protection! 

 


"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the WHOLE armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil". Eph. 6:10-11


I urge you to get into God's Word and learn about His armor that He has for us as believers. Pray and ask God to help you RECOGNIZE Satan's attacks.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


11 comments:

  1. Wish I COULD BE IN YOUR CLASS! KATIE SAID IT WAS GREAT. YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD INFLUENCE TO MY BABY GIRL, SUCH A PART OF THE WOMAN SHE HAS BECOME. YOU DO MAKE A DOFFERENCE! LOVE YA!

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  2. We used to sing a song about the Armor of God when I was a little girl and for the life of me I cannot remember the song. But I do remember us pretending to put on the armor. Wow, this post has brought back those memories. This has urged me to get my armor on each morning now! Thanks for this today. Nita B

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  3. Wow, wonderful post Cindy!! And how important it is for us to be prepared by knowing what we are up against and how to be prepared for it. Wish I could be in the study with you!!

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  4. Great post! I was drawn to the word acknowledge to. What a great point, how can we prepare or why would we prepare if we first don't acknowledge that Satan is trying to kill steal & destroy us, our relationships, our fianances. I'm so glad we serve such a loving and merciful God that does leave us an armor to wear. This reminds me I need to put them on! Thank you for the reminder about the unseen & that I need to get dressed.

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  5. WOW! What a powerful post Miss Cindy. Thank you for posting this. I need a reminder that I am to daily put on my armor! Oh what a difference it makes in my life when I do ON PURPOSE put on the armor of God. We do live in a world that Satan is the Prince of! So thankful that my God has won the victory! Thanks again for this! So needed in my life right now...every day! Connie Royals

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  6. Cindy, loved your blog today.
    Linda Walker McClean

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  7. Oh, that I could be so privileged to be in this class and listen to your teachings!!! What a great post, my friend!!!

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  8. Thanks for that powerful reminder Cindy. We often forget to guard ourselves well enough from Satan's attacks. But it's so great that God has given us enough ammunition to stay protected!

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  9. Hi Cindy! I would love to be able to be in on your bible study! We do need to be ready for the enemy and know how important our spiritual armor is!
    I'm sure you're a wonderful leader.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Cindy, what a blessing your post is! God is doing amazing things here, through His Word, and your willingness to lead this study. So grateful to God for His Word. Blessings!

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  11. Hey Cindy. I haven't read this post yet, I just printed it out to take it to bed with me. I like to read something with some Biblical content when I go to bed so that I can mull it over. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

    OX's…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comments about my family pallet sign. :)

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy