My Sword

I walked passed my couch and saw this beautiful scene. My son had left his lightsabers out, and Mr. Bradley had settled right in. Then the Holy Spirit started speaking to my heart. (That God uses my kids and fluffy kitty blesses me so much.)

A wise warrior rests with his weapon in his hands. In times of peace, they don’t lock away their defense for another day. Instead, they practice and study the way their weapons move. These warriors make them their constant companions.

Do not be pulled into a place where the Word of God is not a pressing matter. Where your time away in the secret place with God is not pertinent because you are “okay.” 

Cling to the word of God. It is your sword, it is our reminder of all God has promised. It reveals His desires not just for ourselves but for those around us. I guarantee if you hide these scriptures in your heart the fruit will take your breath away. The thing is it takes a deliberate pursuit to rest with your sword.

Sometimes keeping our sword at the ready looks like waking up in the wee hours. Other times it looks like a podcast playing while you do dishes. Whatever the method take a moment and pick up your sword. Set it firmly in your hand. When the enemy of your soul comes knocking you will be ready. When your own thoughts start trailing in the direction of fear you will right yourself. This is what rest looks like.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Psalm 119:10-11
With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

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