This morning Joel and I spent time praying and meditating on a certain health issue I am dealing with on my healing journey. As I quieted my mind and entered into the garden of my heart I immediately saw myself in full armor wielding a sword. This was a new vision for me and took me back somewhat.
I asked Jesus what this meant. He replied, "Spiritual warfare. You are in a war. Guard your heart!"
I asked him how to do this, and He said, " With my Word."
Yes, I thought......Speak it, and use the Word of God as a weapon.
Joel finished meditating and as we talked he said he felt Holy Spirit tell him I was dealing (once again) with fear. I needed to focus on God's Word. I told him about my picture vision and he smiled and said, " I can see you in armor." I asked him if it was gladiator style and he said, yes. I told him that is was what I was seeing too! It made us laugh.
Xena Warrior Princess morphs into Granny Warrior on a mission! God's mission for my life. We all have one. A purpose, a plan, a mission from God, and He quips us for the journey.
That sword I was carrying....that sword I AM carrying......It is the sword of the spirit. The Word of God that " is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edge sword..." (Hebrews 4:12a).
It is important to wear the full armor of God, because the enemy does prowl around like a lion seeking whom he can devour. He steals, kills, and destroys. It is a war. At times we are asked to let The Lord fight for us, and at other times we pick up the sword and fight, but we always wear the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, and the shoes of peace. We carry the shield of faith, wear the helmet of salvation, and protect ourselves with the sword of the spirit! (Ephesians 6).
I am still smiling over the Xena warrior attire, but I am not forgetting God's command to fight spiritual warfare with the Word. That is one sword I plan to carry with me wherever I go.