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Suit Up!

September 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

Do you know any “Prayer Warriors?”  A warrior fights against an enemy. In this case it’s you know who!  And because it’s a spiritual matter instead of a physical battle, the warrior’s weaponry is prayer.
Philippians 6:11-12, NIV states…

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Satan is not happy when we are doing God’s will and he will do everything within his power to stop us.

The rest of Philippians 6: 13:17 tells us just how to suit up. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with readiness that come from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Sprit, which is the word of God.”

God’s promise to the faithful!…Psalms 91 and 121.

We serve a faithful God who sees the beginning and the end.  Let’s join hands and pray together as warriors for His kingdom.  Deb~

 

One Body…

August 9, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27, NIV)

A believer who tries to live apart from other believers is like a log that has been removed from a fire. Separated from the other wood, its chance of continuing to burn aren’t very good.  The more time spent away from the other logs, its glow will begin to fade and it will begin to turn cold.

Logs that remain in the fire and burn along side the other logs burn bright and hotter!

That’s how it is for you and me.  When we have the support and encouragement  of fellow believers we stay focused and on Fire for the Lord!   

“You are the light of the world…” (Matthew 5:14,NIV)

Fire up! ~Debra

 

 

“Baskets of Fun”

November 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (1)Our Sunday School class is always doing something fun and interesting.  For our Christmas party, we always have a project to support.

This year we are supporting one of our favorite nurses as she works in the skilled Nursing Unit at our local Hospital   Most of these patients are there for a month or more and have no family to bring them the extras they might need.

We are going to put together “Baskets of Fun!”  We will put together baskets with simple items to meet their needs and give them some encouragement; lip balm, lotion, comb/brush, deck of cards, crossword or word puzzles, blank cards, to name a few.

John 13:34-35  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

We try and carry this throughout the year, but Christmas is especially hard on those spending it in the hospital.

Will you join our class in spreading the love of Christ to those spending this Holiday season in the hospital or alone?  th (2)Focus on other and be Thankful! ~Debra