Sunday, July 30, 2006

Ephesians 6
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Today in church one of the speakers (a 19 year old boy) talked about Ephesians 6. read it here if you would like. And something he said hit me like a ton of bricks.
He asked the question, The piece of the body that is not covered with armor is what? I honestly could not even think of what is not covered.
He said, "it is the back".
Which means the battle we fight to do what is right in our lives must be done head on, marching forward. We do not turn around and run, or we will not be protected.
Keeping our families strong, our marriages, relationships, being honest, protecting our children... can not be done with our backs to the battle we must face it head on. No matter how hard it is.
I needed to hear this today and I hope it helps anyone who reads this as well.


Elisa said...

oh that is great! It makes me think of Mark on his mission, but what doesn't make me think of Mark??

Jill said...

Interesting thought, I hadn't ever thought of that before. I love reading about putting on the whole armor of God and will definitely look at it differently now that I've read this thought.

pam said...

Thanks Kristi, I needed to hear that today.

Liz said...

That is really great! I am amazed at how inciteful "young" kids are these days! THanks for sharing this!

Dana said...

That is very insightful of this young man.

And another thought I had is that sometimes Satan will sneak up on from the back but all we need to do is swing around and face him and then we can protect ourselves.

We must always be sure to have ALL of our armor on to do that.

Great thought for the day! :)