Have Faith

Ephesians 6:16-17
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

St. Paul uses imagery of a warrior battling spiritual attacks against us. But notice he does not suggest doing any violence. Your shield is your complete trust in God’s unfailing love. The only weapon Paul suggests using is the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” God’s “word” will always be one of unconditional love for you. It will always defuse negative attacks and lead you to the fullness of who you are…your true self. If we immerse ourselves in the words of the prophets and of Jesus Himself and then live those words…our lives will be transformed. Then we will become the transformation that will help transform this world into the Kingdom of God. This is our mission.

Suggested song of the day– “You’ll Lead Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available for purchase by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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