Seek First Project: Our Shield, Our Faith (Day 50)

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” - Genesis 15:1

Why do we not fear? Because He is our shield.

When worry surrounds you on every side. When pain closes in... don't forget to lift that shield.

in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. - Ephesians 6:16

And very great will be our reward.

But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head. - Psalm 3:3

Today, I created a shield. I made mine from paper and images/scriptures found online. If you're artsy or inspired, you can use any medium you like and make this as fancy as you like. My theme was faith, since that's what our shield is for our Christian armor. You can create this in your journal, if you'd prefer. But if you want a printable, click the outline below to be brought to it.

Here's what mine looks like:

 

Sweet Jesus, our shield of faith in You can quench ALL the fiery arrows of the evil one. How can we ever thank You enough? We believe. We love. We trust. In Your Name, Amen...

 

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Seek First Project: Faith on the Earth (Day 49)

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Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” - Luke 18:1-8

We are not appealing to an unrighteous judge who must be worn down with our nagging in order to answer our appeals.

We are given this parable in order to know that we should pray at all times, and not lose heart.

When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?

A couple of weeks ago, we made a list in our journals of the very specific things we are asking God to do in our life right now. Revisit that list. What answers can be added to your "answer jar"? Which ones are still on the list, seemingly unanswered?

Today I want us to write a specific prayer in our journals for the most prevalent thing that is still on that list. Be real. Be specific. Ask.

And don't forget that our Righteous Father is already at work, even when we can't see the results yet. Don't lose heart.

 

Dear Lord, thank You for the parables You left for us. Thank You for Your Word, which gives us hope and strength for today. Thank You for moving, unseen, in our lives. Amen...


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