I've been more than a little distant lately but my heart is going through some stuff.
I have been doing a lot of reflecting on this:
The Armor of God ~ Ephesians 6:10-18
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
It's amazing how hard it is to get my head and heart to retain truth- that ultimate truth being it is not this world or how it thinks of me that matters, but it is how my Father loves me.
I'm trying to fight and it's a minute to minute thing.
I'm reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer, praying with friends, & surrounding myself with worship- for what I put into my heart will come out (or that's the hope).
In a very real (and USC sense), Fight On!