Saturday, 25 October 2008

Practice, practice, practice.

I am reading 'Warriorchicks' by Holly Wagner and have been learning so much. I thought I'd share a little of what I've been reading:

''Now forget the tissue! Pick up the shield, you warrior, and rise.' p107

'While the sword that Roman soldiers used was about 18 inches long and sharp on both sides, the offensive weapon that we have been given is the Word of God. The Greek "word" in this verse in Ephesians is rhema. Rhema implies an utterance, a spoken word. In Hebrews, we are told that the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. So let's use it' p107

'God will hand over the head of your giant on a silver platter (after all, warrior princesses get the silver ones), if you will believe in His Word.' p110

'I am challenging you to consider what you are saying with your words. The power of life and death is in your tongue. Remember, your words are your sword!

You and I create an environment for good and evil with our words - and guess what? We will have to live in the world we create.' p 110

'And do you know what? You have to practice to engage in this kind of battle. I have read many books about warriors from many different countries and different eras, and the one thing they all did was practice. They spent hours practicing with their swords. They practiced until their swords felt like an extension of their own arm.

Become familiar with God's Word......so familiar that in the midst of your unseen battles you can readily speak it out.

Sometimes there is no thinking, only doing. And when you are under pressure, what you really believe about yourself, about life and about God comes out. So, when life seems to be falling apart, what comes out of you? Because what is in us is what will come out of us.' p111

How cool is Holly Wagner? So my challenge is to become so familiar with the Word of God that it becomes an extension of me.

Still taking lessons from the King,

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this lady. The book sounds good! I'm adding you to my blog roll! :)

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