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Monday, 20 March 2017

MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS


I have noticed all the pictures of Warrior Princesses for Christ and I have even posted some. My thoughts are that even though we are told to put on the armour of God, that it is to protect ourselves in our daily walk. I think a lot of people think that they must literally go out looking for battles in the heavenly realm in order to be walking in the Spirit. But I don't think this is necessarily so.

We do have to go into spiritual battle and pray for a someone we want to see saved or under attack.. but I don't think that's the norm for every day. We do face enough problems in life to necessitate putting on the armour as a daily practice, but the thought behind these masculine images makes me cringe. It evokes a different theme than what I think was intended when we are told to put on the armour...

There are plenty of occasions where we will have to fight for what we believe, and for keeping our own thoughts in the captivity of Christ... I don't believe that we have to go out on a crusade looking for "missions". We are called to be a people of peace, not busybodies, but keepers of our home and family...

Girding up with the armour should be a practice we use daily for our own protection but it is not an automatic requirement that we seek out trouble that really has nothing to do with us... we are called to live our own lives in quietness and not to be busybodies...

I think given our chronic illness and daily struggle in that, that we should really be relieved to know that we don't have to battle every battle here or in the heavenly realm. 

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

..that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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