It’s just past 9:30 PM on this Wednesday night as I begin this blog entry, and I returned home from Life Group about 20 minutes ago. It was another glorious night in complete awe of Him. It is never about us. It is always about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Leo D. led ‘Praise & Worship’ via guitar as Patricia, Carol, and I sang back-up vocals to “Above All”, “All Creation Worships You”, “You’re Worthy Of My Praise”, and “Let My Words Be Few”. Music is one of my fun hobbies in Life, and it makes it so very special when I can sing to God. He is always listening to me. 31 months ago God used music to rescue me from the darkness, save me, and lead me by His hand onto His journey that He created especially for me. He took something that He knew I enjoyed, and He used it to show me His light.
Tonight’s teaching (led by Leo D.) was based on the following truths out of the Good News:
– Galatians 5:16-26 – ‘Living By The Spirit’s Power’
– Ephesians 6:10-20 – ‘The Whole Armor Of God’
– Matthew 5:3-12 – ‘The Beatitudes’
‘The Whole Armor Of God’ is truly special to me, as it was one of the first Scriptures out of His Good News that I specifically set out to read many times over, analyze, understand its meaning, and learn how I can apply it to this precious new Life of mine. That was early on during this fantastic journey just about 2 years ago. Anne J. was one of my early Life Pointe Church mentors during this fragile period of my journey. Shortly after I bought my very first Bible ever (New Living Translation – recommended by another mentor Pastor Travis) Anne J. bought me a really nice cover to protect my Bible. Down at the bottom of the front of the cover there’s an inscription of a sword followed by ‘Eph. 6:17’.
Ephesians 6:17 – Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I will always wear ‘The Whole Armor Of God’ to protect me from future invasions of evil and darkness. Satan doesn’t know who I am anymore, but that’s not going to stop him from trying even harder to bring me back to his world of sins. He’s a total loser. God’s in charge here. He’s all-powerful. He’s awesome !