Working through a mind-full of “clutter thoughts’, I let my guard down. Similar to lying in the warm sand on the beach, I relaxed my guard and took a nap. But when I awoke, I was buried up to my neck in sand and unable to move.
The panic of not being able to do something intensified……..
My cluttered thoughts were…
And because my mind is so full of clutter turning to fear….. I can’t write. The onslaught of:
who are you to write a book on marriage,
why would people listen to you,
it will never get published,
……..permeated my thoughts as the fear continues to mount……
Talking through this with my husband this morning, he unburied me from that sand pile.
We read together a passage my sister in law had read to me yesterday. Ephesians 6:11 & 13 says, Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. (The Amplified Bible)
So that we can successfully stand up against ALL the strategies and the deceits of the devil, we are to put on the WHOLE armor of God. The armor that God supplies. Twice we are told to put on the WHOLE armor. We can’t leave one piece off.
Thank you Lord for giving Don the gift of once again coming to my rescue……..