As we have come to the close of our Women’s Bible Study “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer I am revisiting so many “ah-ha” moments the Lord has spoken into my heart. Re-recording many, in hopes that I won’t forget them! Priscilla asks the […]
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We finished our last video session (at my church) with Priscilla on Wednesday, but have one more week to meet. It is so encouraging to end our study time together with a final gathering for fellowship, worship and sharing. When we are provided the opportunity […]
From page 176 / The Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer
FROM EPHESIANS CHAPTER ONE
This is a GREAT exercise,.,.one that should happen daily, moment by moment…part of the 3 P process…PAUSE, PRAY, and then PROCEED.
I don’t know about you, but it helps me to have visual reminders. It’s part of the reason I love Bible Journaling so much. I’m a slow learner 😜
I printed these off on cardstock, cut them out and passed them out at our Bible Study. If you like, feel free to do the same!
(There are 3 on each page) CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR THE PDF FILE
“Let the enemy know you mean business… Let your prayer resound with the promises of God over your life! “. -Priscilla Shirer
This week begins our (my church’s women’s bible study) last in the Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer. WK 6 THE HELMET OF SALVATION “Salvation is meant to implement an entire new way of thinking into your life.” -Priscilla Shirer “What the brain is […]
I grew up in the 70’s and I sure remember these! I didn’t know what to call them??? I actually don’t remember calling them anything:) After trying to “google” their name I found a few…fortune tellers, pick-a-number, salt cellars(????), cootie catchers…hahaha. Whatever you might […]
AM I WILLING TO WRITE BLANK CHECKS?
Wrapping up the 5th week in the Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer.
THE SHIELD OF FAITH
Priscilla shares a story about building their first house.
It’s a great application for understanding what it “looks likes” (practically speaking) to TAKE UP OUR SHIELD OF FAITH” in commitment to move forward in the direction God calls us to go. (And He always has somewhere for us to go!)
The first step was to meet with the builder.
The next step was to sign the contract.
This part sounds easy ….just sign your name on a document, but more was required…a “hefty deposit.” -Earnest money in good faith.
Writing a check requires a deeper commitment.
There is something to lose.
Writing the check demonstrates a level of trust, communicating that there is a belief that the “builder” is trustworthy to fulfill his part of the deal. Pricilla and her husband had “decades” of experience with this builder and a personal knowledge of his integrity, which gave them great confidence in making the decision to write a check, knowing it was worth the risk.
In order to trust our God enough, that we are willing to write a blank check (daily) we must experience the faithfulness and “integrity” of our Father…which means we must first step out in faith…obedience grows faith. He will prove Himself dependable, trustworthy, and loving.
What is the check He is asking you to write?
In the sermon this week (at my home church) there was a guest speaker who shared about his process of honoring God in the workplace.
He shared this quote:
When we become “last” we become “first” ❤
The risk we feel is false…it’s the lie of the enemy.
God promises only good things for us when we step out in obedience…
NO RISK…ONLY REWARD.
Take up your shield of faith to put out those arrows,
Write the check…that will yield the HIGHEST RETURN:)
(CLICK ABOVE IMAGE FOR PDF)
“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, the Lord said, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey. -Luke 17:5-6 (HCSB)
Thanks to Priscilla, for her obedience in stepping out in faith to write and teach.
I am so grateful.
In the study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer, Priscilla tells us a story about her neighbor’s canoe.
Having 3 boys, and living near a pond is beyond tempting. Boys are made to play in the mud of a pond.
Anyway, she shares that all she has to do is say the word, and her neighbor walks down to the pond to turn over the boat and make it ready for the eager passengers…Happy to share his boat and his pond.
One particular day, this nice man was unable to meet them, but insisted they go anyway.
So, it was up to them to walk down and flip over the boat, knocking out any unwanted visitors, before they would get in for a turn. As she tells this part of the story, (during the video) she scrunches up her nose and confides in us that she isn’t a big fan of the creepy crawly’s that hide under the dark, damp, boat. It’s scary…who knows what is going to jump out from underneath that cold, dark place…or what might still be hiding down in the bottom of the boat…ready to join them on their trip around the pond.
If left unturned, all sorts of creepy bugs, worms, and mold lurk underneath…growing and multiplying…inviting all their bug friends to move in.
Priscilla says this:
“I didn’t need to personally invite them (fruit flies) into my house, all I had to do was create an environment conducive for them, and they just invited themselves. The environment I created WAS the invitation.”
Unrighteousness is all the invitation the enemy needs to set up camp.
The “one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it” sins. (James 4:17) Sin exposes you to the dark dwelling creepy crawlers.
What a perfect visual for our need to flip over our boat! If we keep the schemes and lies of the enemy away from the light, they grow and fester in the dark and overtake us…affecting everything we do.
We have to lean in towards the light…everyday. Plug into the source. Surround ourselves with truth and truth seekers…so we aren’t distracted by what is lurking around the corner, or under our boat! Expose it to the light, gaining God’s perspective as He illuminates our life with truth and hope.
Let’s remember to flip over our boat daily!