#71 – The Proving Grounds

You are a completed work, perfected and fully functional. The sparrow is free and trusts ME daily, why then do you worry, being MY greatest creation? Why do you second guess yourself, with MY breath inside you? Why do you question your value?

I have made you to be a solution, so problems will come. I am trusting you with hard things, not to harm you, but to strengthen you. This hard thing is designed to press you toward a higher mark and a higher calling.

Some giftings come only through the proving grounds of experience. To know, feel and touch while being fully immersed in the circumstances is the only way. This will be a test of your trust in ME, trust in yourself and the sharpening of your character.

This is an intense special forces training in the spirit, to ready you for spiritual warfare. Prepare your armor, your whole armor. You are being deployed behind enemy lines with an assignment to strategically take ground for the Kingdom of Heaven.

Ephesians 6:10-17
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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