I worked through the Armor of God this summer.
I did some handlettering pages again like I did over here for Children of the Day. I did run behind a bit with finishing the study and then with handlettering my last page.
Harvest. Company. Summer.
That sums it up! 🙂
I have thoroughly enjoyed incorporating the handlettering along with my Bible study. We’ll see if it happens when I start Entrusted. Fall months and farm work and school to start and holidays pretty much mean plenty to do. I’m never quite sure how it will all play out and even the best of plans get altered at times! And then there’s the times when I really have no plan whatsoever! Ha!
I really loved this study.
I find myself picturing the different pieces of armor and seeing myself equipped and ready to stand.
And the thing is, our enemy is already defeated! He loses. We know the outcome.
There are days and difficulties, problems and pain, questions and quandaries that can really make it feel like maybe we are losing after all. We get caught in thick fog and or find ourselves encumbered in thick shrubbery with sharp branches that poke and pull and prod. We trip. We get lost. We stand, uncertain at the crossroad.
And then we feel it. The shield of faith held tightly in our grip. We feel that belt of truth buckled around our waist. Salvation shines from the helmet on our head. Righteousness reigns. Our feet are ready, fitted and fastened with the gospel of peace.
We are completely equipped.
Towards the end of the study, as I kept picturing myself putting on this armor, an idea popped into my mind.
My middle niece is an artist and drawing is her thing.
I texted my sister this question, “Would Larke like to draw me an armor?”
“I want it to be fierce, feminine with a touch of fancy thrown it.’
And she did it.
She drew me this beautiful work of art.
It is a treasure to me.
I love it because it flows from my niece’s pencil and pen.
And I love it because of what it represents to me.
I get things all wrong so much. YET, I do get them right, too. And I do deeply and constantly seek to grow in God, even when I slip to this side or that or get sucked into this bog or that swamp.
Little by little.
Keeping my mind fixed on Christ and wrapping the truth of my salvation and redemption around my mind!