I was reading about Abraham's calling in Genesis 15. God pledges to be Abraham's "shield" & reading this brought to mind Ephesians 6:16 "taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
Fiery darts....anyone been feeling overwhelmed by those lately? This has been a really tough few weeks in our school district. Not only the funding crisis that all surrounding districts are facing but recently we've had several tragedies amongst our staff; cancer, brain surgeries, sudden deaths of young teachers.
In fact I was on my way to visit one of those teacher friends in the hospital when I heard this song again. It put things back into perspective.
You tired of the battle? Then stop just playing defense and go on the offense. Pick up that sword!
Ephesians 6:17-18 "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."