This week I sent my kids to Day Camp where they learned all about the armor of God.
Today we head off to The War (Youth Activity).
I’d laugh at the irony of it all except the truth is closer than I really want to admit. I am spending days, weeks, months, even years trying to teach my children about God, His Word, His laws, and His protection, while exposing them to skirmishes, and strategies that will help them when they must stand in battle. We recently went on a trip that I was hoping would help with that a bit. I put them in a situation where we needed to work together as a unit and I was proud of what they accomplished. I have some good soldiers in the making. Now to work on that whining . . . =}
Uncle Caleb showed up last night and we had a good chat. He has joined the navy and we are all agog to hear about it. But he made a comment that got me thinking. He said that after a really hard workout he notices that his body is more sensitive to certain types of foods and so he prefers to steer clear of those foods all the time. Not that those foods are necessarily bad or that he never eats them, but rather he notices a dulling of his senses when he indulges in them to frequently. While musing on that statement and a few similarities in my life I got to thinking about my spiritual life. During an extreme workout of the spiritual type, I, too, am aware of certain sensitivities. There are certain things that I avoid during that time frame because I know that it will distract me and dull my senses. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m quite as wise as Uncle Caleb because I haven’t figured out that it would be better for me to avoid them on a daily basis. Something else to work on, Lord, and of course, You know I can’t do it alone. Thank You for continuing to draw me closer.
“Stand in awe, and sin not: ”Psalm 4:4 “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” Psalm 5:4