Monday, March 21, 2011

My Warrior God

This picture was one of the cloud pictures I took after our trip to New England last fall. We were tired and God just put on a sky show for us that thrilled and blessed us. I thought then as I do now, that this picture looks like a fighter plane, maybe two of them. For some reason, this thrilled me.

I don't propose any great theology here, this is just the way things seem to me. I recently put this picture on my computer as my screen saver. I love it. It reminds me of my warrior God.

Very recently, I was sick again and had to shut down the blog and rest. The medicine I took made me want to get up and do projects. I knew if I did that, I'd be in big trouble. No, I needed to rest. So I rested. I just slept so much. Did you ever want to do that? I have. Well, I don't wish it anymore. It needed to be done, but I want to be well and have energy and get about the business of life.

I know that during that time and before, I had neglected to keep up with the renewing the mind thing. Thoughts came in and I neglected to fight them. I was so busy and in spite of some Bible and prayer, I just wasn't up to my usual communication with God. I got down and things looked bleak. I cried out to God to help me get back to the place He wanted me, where I know who I am as a child of God and know that my mind is thinking His thoughts.

I had such a peace and He just helped me by getting something done easily that I thought was going to be very difficult. That just gave me a surge of love and hope. You can't live without hope.

I recently read Ephesians 3 about how God showed to Paul the mystery of the calling of the Gentiles. I had never realized how awesome that revelation was before. God was speaking to me again. What a good sign.

I felt He led me to reread a very old book called A Daily Guide to Miracles and Successful Living Through Seed-Faith by Oral Roberts. This book takes you through a year. It has joyful ideas and Biblical applications on every page. A few times I have almost thrown the book away. I'm glad I didn't. It always helps me put things in perspective.

I know that my warrior God is fighting for me. He knows my needs. He hears me when I call and helps me out of whatever pit I'm in. I don't want to come out of this the way I went in. I need to renew my mind every day. I believe He wants to give me great peace and He wants me to just trust and believe Him and roll it all over on His shoulders. He is my Mighty Warrior and the battle belongs to the Lord.


  1. This reminds me of a song by Twila Paris, The Warrior is a Child. This is the chorus:

    They don't know that I go runnin' home when I fall down.
    They don't know who picks me up when no one is around.
    I drop my sword and cry for just a while,
    Cause deep inside this armor,
    The warrior is a child.

    I always loved the imagery of that song. We are warriors for Jesus, fighting the good fight, but every so often, we have to go back to His feet to get healing, renewal, courage, and comfort. He is always ready to wrap His arms around us and take good care of us, isn't He? :)

  2. Andy - Yes, I agree. We're warriors, too. I have an old tape, Mighty Warrior. It goes on, "mighty Lord of all is He..." It just gets me going when I need a lift to think of Him in this way.

  3. I'm so glad the Lord brought you back to physical and spiritual health. I love Oral Roberts! It was through him that I learned about planting seeds and expecting good things from God. I'm forever grateful to that man of God!

  4. I'm so glad you got much needed rest, found your Warrior God picture, and started a daily worship again. I've been exactly where you described. I get busy, my Bible time goes away, my quiet time with God goes away, and it leaves me weeping inside. Thankfully, He's always faithful and brings me back.

  5. Hi Nancy -

    This post ministered to me. It's no secret I've been through difficult years, but God is faithful. He's taken good care of me, and I needed this reminder.

    Susan :)

  6. There is something very Christian-like about that beautiful picture.

  7. It's difficult to internalize that fact sometimes, isn't it? That God really does WANT us to turn all our burdens over to him and let him carry them for us.

    And that is an awesome cloud picture! Not to detract from your fighter planes, but before I read your post, when I looked at it, I saw a huge soaring bird. Thanks for sharing your insightful post, Nancy!

  8. Hi Nancy

    I pray that you continue to be refreshed in Lord and the power of His might :-)

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