Our pastor spoke on Sunday about "The Armor of God." Before jumping into the scripture, he made sure we understood the simple premise that LIFE IS WAR.
I am prone to forget this simple fact, and when I begin to sense the struggle of life, I get dismayed or feel disillusioned. Keeping in mind that life is war, helps to keep everything in perspective. Of course bad things happen to good people. Life is war. Of course there are temptations around every corner. Life is war. Of course things are unfair and unjust at times. Life is war.
Remembering who the enemy is is crucial. Too often, I behave as though my enemy is another person or a situation. The only enemy I have on earth = "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12.
It is time to sort through how my life... how my day... would be different if I kept that in mind and acted as though I believed it were true.
Carla Ritz. Proof positive that God uses cracked pots!