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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday's Word - Enemies.....

I don't like to think that I have any enemies, do you?
I WANT to think that EVERYBODY just simply adores me and couldn't possibly have anything against me.....
let alone treat me badly!
(Do you think I have a bit of a pride problem?)

I got that word "enemies" on my mind one morning as I was spending some time with the Lord, but I didn't focus on somebody who might not like me.  My mind trailed off to the things of this world that I allow to interfere with my walk with God.  You know stuff like playing one particular crazy, time-consuming game on my cell phone; spending too much time on Pinterest and Instagram; worrying about things that "might" happen; overeating (yes, that's called gluttony and it's in the Bible); just ANYTHING that I put before God.

So how do we avoid allowing those "enemies" consume us and draw us into things of this world?  

We put on our armor.

And, that includes our helmet of salvation!



(our daughter is very creative and uses "props" to teach the Bible to our grand-kiddos)


Ephesians 6:10-11
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 
Put on the full armor of God, 
so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

How about y'all?
Are you all suited up and ready to face the world today?

Breathing in Grace,


P.S.....if nothing else, I HOPEfully gave y'all something to smile or laugh about today!!!!




17 comments:

  1. Alright, this is just scary (big smiles)....we were discussing this subject...and I will have a post on it tomorrow (already saved yesterday and ready to go)...yes, friend, one must put on the armor everyday. Have a Blessed Wednesday, Deb

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    1. So looking forward to what God put on your heart to talk about tomorrow!!! ;-) HOPE you've had a great day, my Friend!

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  2. Great post, Deb! The armor is so important if we want to keep those enemies at bay. Thanks so much for sharing! Love the Helmet of Salvation.

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Dianna. So glad to see you visiting here. HOPE all is well with you, sweet Lady!

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  3. I'm struggling with my time spent as well. It takes so little to distract me from what I really should be doing! Love the helmet!

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    1. Oh, Ms. Melanie, it seems we are on the same page so often. My post tomorrow will talk a bit about what I asked about on Tuesday about blogging. HOPE you and your Mom are doing well.

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  4. I love this post Deb. And yes, you gave me a smile too. Love it that your daughter uses props to teach the little ones. One thing is for sure...Satan is our enemy and all the more reason we best have on our armor daily. Thanks for sharing my friend! (Don't forget....I'll be out of pocket next week) Off to the beach with the family! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. I kinda thought my new hat might give everybody something to chuckle about!!! ;-) I love to entertain! LOL HOPE you have the most awesome vacation and everybody has a great time....no accidents!!!

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  5. Hi Deb! You are definitely a soldier in the army of the Lord! That helmet is just wonderful. And like you, I want everyone to think I'm pretty special too. Ugh... So much better to let God decide how special I am, and not other people. After all, He thinks I'm pretty great! And so are you my friend. Helmet and all!!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Oh, Ms. Ceil, I do have a pride problem. Is it okay to know I'm not alone in that boat?!?!? Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging me.....you're so precious!

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  6. Wonderful message today. YES, I have enemies and YES I put on my armor every morning! Love your armor Deb....! ((hugs))

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Mary!!! I'll be glad to share my helmet with you!!! And, YES...you better let me know first thing if you decide to quit blogging....you'll never know how much I'd miss you!

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Karen. HOPE all is well with you. Has school started back in your neck of the woods?

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  8. I did indeed smile, and loved your message! I think my armor is strong! Blessings!

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    1. Oh, Ms. Terri, I wish I had your confidence. Some days I do great....and others, the devil's darts get right through some rusty spots. :(

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    2. Oh, Ms. Terri, I wish I had your confidence. Some days I do great....and others, the devil's darts get right through some rusty spots. :(

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24