As I rode to work on this beautiful morning, listening to my ipod, the songs were near the end of the alphabetical artists' list. The song "Somewhere in the World" by Wayne Watson came on. It made me think of the first times I heard the song. We were at little Carnesville Baptist Church back in the early 90's. Sarah, our Pastor's Wife, would sing the song on occasion and even for one of the daycare year-end programs. I remember thinking way back then, when David was but a wee one, that we truly did need to be praying for our future daughter-in-law, that the Lord would write His name on her heart, because one day, my little boy would need a Godly wife. Nothing has changed since then except that my little boy is now a young man and I have another little boy, who is now twelve years old and he will also one day need a Godly wife. You know, Chas & I pray every night for our two boys and their future wives. No, we don't know who they are, but He does. Trusting in Him to bring the right young ladies to my boys, I continue to join with my husband in that petition. We see glimpses of hope and shadows of despair as we walk through this life, but He is a Great and Mighty God and we trust Him to answer our prayers in His time. On long, dark nights of a parent's walk, sometimes all we have to hold on to is His Word and our faith in Him and His Word. I urge you, if you have children, daily petition the Lord on their behalf, as well as their spouses or futures spouses. It it the MOST that we can do as we raise our children in His Word and ways, don't you think?
It has been a while since I blogged, but I am hoping to get back into some kind of routine as we finalize the move and begin to settle down a bit. Thank you for those faithful to check daily to see if there has been a nightly blog. Hopefully, you will have something new to read in the days to come.
Tonight when I got home from work, we had a family discussion about spiritual warfare and the daily battles we face. Of course, the fist thing that comes to my mind is the whole armor of God. It is the very scripture that is so beautifully woven into our colors. Ephesians 6:10-18 state, "Finally, my brethren be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having gird your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--"
While many of us know these verses, we often forget that we should place each piece of the armor on...daily. Will this keep us from facing trials and challenges? No, we need to realize that we were given these verses to strengthen and encourage us. If we look at each piece of the armor, we should be mindful of each piece and its purpose. Each piece is explained well in scripture. I once heard Kay Arthur, with Precept Ministries teaching on the armor and she likened verse 18 to one final piece of equipment. The verse says, 'praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit...' She said that the final piece to have is the WALKIE TALKIE. Basically, as you WALKIE, TALKIE with God. I have always remembered that. It would do us all well to daily place each piece of the armor in prayer and to never be without our WALKIE TALKIE.
I challenge you to place the Whole Armor of God on Daily and as you Walkie, Talkie with God.
See you all back here tomorrow.
Some of you may have noticed that I have not posted in a few days. As stated earlier, we are packing and moving, so my evenings after work are a little full at the moment. However, I just wanted to drop in and tell everyone that we hope to have this madness under some sort of control by the end of the weekend and be back to some kind of normalcy. Regardless of the degree of normalcy we reach, our lives will grind to a halt next Tuesday night for the Season Premier of Sons of Anarchy. It has been a very loooooong nine months and we are more than ready to see the new season begin! We will celebrate the night (Tuesday, September 7) with friends. We will meet at the Bates' house for Bible study at 7:30, then bolt to our house to have some dinner with the Gores and watch SOA. Now, I realize some of you may be wondering why we are so stoked, but if we have to explain it, you wouldn't understand. Those of you who DO understand, meet me on Facebook during the commercials ;)
Keep coming back, as we will keep posting. As always, we love to get your feedback, either through blog comments, or through the guestbook. Also, we will be getting the weekend rides going again very soon! Contact us and let us know if you are available to ride (the more, the merrier). See you back here real soon.
My name is Sonja. I am known as Road Rash, for obvious reasons. I have been a member of His Blood Warriors since 1996 I served as Secretary of LAHBW since the charter began in February 2002. In October, I became International Secretary and currently serve in that position.