We carry a very powerful sword. It can do so much more than a typical sword, but how many times have we left it untouched, hidden under the laundry collecting dust?
For many years, my sword seemed awkward and cumbersome and I dreaded dragging it wherever I went. What was its purpose? Satan did a work on me, and I believed him when he said I didn’t need it.
God’s Word is the only offensive gift that He has given to us to do battle with our enemy. He didn’t outfit us with multiple weapons because He couldn’t think of anything else to give us; He gave us one weapon because it is all that we need.
When I began to actively open His Word and lift up my sword, what I deemed cumbersome, He revealed freedom. What I assumed was awkward, He unveiled strength. When I feared conviction, He enveloped me in love. Why did I listen to the lies of my enemy? Why do any of us? He will say whatever and do whatever to convince us our sword is not needed and it is a pain to carry. He knows intimately that when we open our Bibles, even a few words will make him flee. Of course our enemy will whisper to our tired and weary minds that our weapon is of no consequence. Ignore him! Dust off your sword and fight. It will only take a few seconds to read a sentence or a phrase in God’s Holy Word and this alone will take down your enemy. When was the last time that you picked up your sword? Your enemy wants you unproductive, worn out, fearful, and to stay hidden. Are you letting him win or are you ready to fight?