Wall of Fire!

December 14, 2006

Jeans are hard wearing trousers (or pants if you’re on the other side of the pond).  They can withstand alot: wind, rain, bumps…

My jeans are slightly frayed at the base just because they’re well worn, rather than it being a fashion statement.  The knees are fading too. 

They act as a mud guard, a grime protector, a warm layer in winter, and generally a tough edge to protect my skin from the elements and any other attack!

However we each need a stronger material than jean to cover our entire body.  We need the Holy Spirit’s wall of fire around us to protect us from attack.  For we will come under attack. 

The spiritual life is a battle between light and dark, however the good news is the  light has the victory and has already won… we just have to ask every day to be on the side of Light and be protected by the army of Light.

(Galatians 6v10ff – The armour of God)

p.s. For a laugh: When browsing for Christmas gifts i discovered that Armour of God pj’s for children exist!!  They come with a shield and sword and the belt of truth! Ha!

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14 Responses to “Wall of Fire!”

  1. Aaron said

    Hey Maria! Well said. There is a great spiritual armour prayer in John Eldredge’s book “Wild at Heart”. I have it printed off and use it as a book mark.

    By the way, In case you missed it, I moved back over to wordpress.com from my own hosting. You can get the new link in this comment. Sorry for the confusion!

    Thanks for explaining it to us on “the other side of the pond” :). Great post as always!

  2. Moe said

    Armour of God PJ’s? How funny! I’ve never seen such a thing.

    -Kelsey

  3. timglass said

    Amen! Put on the “whole armour of God”!
    His blessings this day!

  4. godsdaughters19 said

    Good thoughts again!

    And I’ll have to look out for those pjs! 😉

  5. paul said

    Hi Maria
    Ah that is what I have missed. I read ‘put on the whole armour of god’ one day…months ago, but I didnt do it 😦 Thats…dumb of me. Thanks for reminding me

    Paul

    ps now i know why jeans are popular!

  6. donna said

    Perfect for me this morning…as i was sensing the darkness once again….thanks so much.

    Donna

  7. dulcediana said

    Amen! I wonder if Paul would buy those Pjs? hahaha

    Love,
    DulceDiana

  8. Keith M. said

    Good post and illustration.

    P.s Do you think maybe paul would have given a pair of those pj’s (if he had some) to his prison guard on Christmas?

  9. Well penned and so true…we need the armour each day of our life as our life can be under constant attack.

  10. myderbe said

    My boys would love those pj’s! 🙂

  11. Hi Maria,

    Thought you might be interested in checking out this blog. The featured devotionals right now are about the armor of God in Ephesians 6.

    http://bereans.wordpress.com/

    Blessings,

    Carol

  12. stuartdelony said

    good analogy! i wonder if the amrmor of god is as comfy as a well worn pair of jeans…?

  13. helenl said

    “The victory has already been won.” Hallelujah!

  14. Eric said

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 7:12 NIV

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