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 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.