In "Other" Words
This week's quote is:
"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading."~ Oswald Chambers ~
Faith, mighty faith the promise sees and looks to God above. Laughs at impossibilities and cries it shall be done!
Whenever I think of faith, I remember that little chorus which I learned many years ago at Vacation Bible School at my home church. It's simplicity has often inspired to have faith in the One who leads during times of difficulty. It has encouraged me to believe in God's promises and use them to protect my heart when the enemy tries to destroy me through hurts and discouragement.
This past Sunday our children's church lesson was on the armor of God - more specifically on using the shield of faith. I wanted to leave the children with a good illustration on using faith to help protect themselves from the "fiery darts" of the enemy - something that God could use to remind them of His power and promises in the same way the little chorus above stayed with me.
I created a large cardboard shield with a handle on the back of it so they cold hold it like a warrior might hold a shield in battle. Then I printed words depicting the way Satan attacks us (through our feelings or by the acts of others toward us) on sheets of white copier paper - hatred, harsh words, lies, anger, discouragement, hurts etc.
The children were instructed to wad up their papers and throw them at the child who held the shield. That child used the shield to deflect the paper missiles so that none of them could touch him or her.
No hatred, harsh words, lies, anger, discouragement or hurt that Satan can bring our way can hurt us when we put our faith in the Lord to protect our tender hearts from danger. It is when we lower our shield or try to handle these things by ourselves that we run the risk of being badly wounded.
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