Friday, February 21, 2014

FMF: Small

It's the small things he uses.

A thousand little pin-pricks instead of one big knife wound to the heart.

It's the details that pile up in my mind.  It's the snapshots of all the different areas of my life that are untidy and I haven't even begun to talk about my house.

It's the small droplets of doubt, the constant self-questioning...does what I do even matter?  It is the leaky faucet I always think of fixed until the next time I go in.  Still leaking.  Doubt upon doubt, drop by drop, until I am awashed in a sea of unbelief and self-criticism.

It's the small things he uses.
The not so distant memory of the bad morning with the kids, the sarcastic comment I made to my husband, the unreturned email, the canceling of a coffee date because I just could not do one more thing.

And yet, I have weapons at my disposal that he has made me believe are not worth putting on every day.  That's child's play, he whispers.

But I'm bringing out the big guns today.  No more pin-pricks.  No more droplets of doubt.  Nothing can penetrate my shield of faith. I'm armed with the sword of the spirit.  My feet fitted with peace.

I won't even feel those small things today.
"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. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." -- Ephesians 6: 13-18

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 Faucet: photo credit: Seththerabbit via photopin cc
Water droplet: photo credit: rackhs via photopin cc

7 comments :

  1. I like your "shield of faith" and having your feet firmly in peace....I struggle with the peace a lot. and sometimes the faith that it will all be okay. thank you for your words today

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  2. I need to print out that verse and hang it in every room of my house right now. I love this beautiful reminder.

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  3. It's the little things in the daily he uses - what is it - a thousand cuts? Tiny things that just drain us - you explain the challenge perfectly - but we're not going to let him win are we!!!!! Ready to Rumble - with all God's armor!!! I've been experiencing thousands of little pin-pricks all day - thanks for reminding me to put the armor on!!!

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  4. Us girls, we sure deal with this subject don't we? I think Satan thinks he has something in this subject but we must just keep using that shield, those feat dug right in,

    Thank YOU Jesus we have Him today and for always. He is our defender, I love Him for that!

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  5. He really does use small things doesn't he? He has been using them on me recently...need to write that verse on my heart. It's one I should have memorized as it was the verse my husband and I picked to turn to during our time apart. Great post, Jen.

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  6. Woohoo! Victory in Jesus. Preach it, Jennifer.

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  7. The Battle Won. Preach it sister.

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