Friday, August 3, 2018

Parry???



"Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!"  Smack!

Battles.  It's not just the attack that's important.  It's defense too!

I think one of the most difficult challenges is fighting...yourself...so to speak.  I'll explain.

What do you do when it's your body that's giving trouble?  How do you fight that?

Not the way you usually see fighting done, but...doesn't it at times 'feel' like you're in this type of war? 

I love Daffy Duck's attitude when he plays Robin Hood.  The way he charges in.  His tenacity.  And it's hilarious when he smacks his beak on the staff.  Hilarious!

Life though isn't as funny.  Especially when you're watching someone suffer because their body isn't working correctly. 

It's terrible watching a loved one agonize in pain, or seeing them get punctured time and time again getting blood drawn or hearing wails of suffering.

How do we fight this?  By using the armor of God.

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." (Ephesians 6: 10-11 NIV)

Ephesians 6:12-18 speaks about the helmet of salvation, feet shod with peace, belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God.

These tools are designed to help you understand the core truths of who you are in Christ! 

Isn't it wonderful that our Father gave us a handbook with detailed instructions in it on how to fight the mental and spiritual anguish that we face?

Defense is just as important as offense.

So here are some questions for you.  Would you post in the comments section any areas that are difficult for you?  Especially if it's medical challenges.  What are some areas that you would like help with getting through?

Is it the physical struggle or mental strain?  Do you have trouble organizing documents or communicating with others?  What are your thoughts about receiving a newsletter?  Please share what would help you. 

This will help us help you! 

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