During my time in the woods, I felt the Lord was telling me to get up and take a look at the lake from that vantage point. The thorny vines, stickers, and underbrush prohibited me from going very far. I could see the clearing, but I needed a machete if I was going to make it there! I kept tripping and getting tangled, so I gave up and went back to my chair. I began to feel like I hadn’t heard Him and it was my own desire to see the lake. It was Him, because there was a lesson in it! We cannot make it as a Christian and traverse through this world without our weapon. We need something to cut through the thicket and to clear a path to the opening we see ahead of us; that clearing that is drawing us deeper into the woods with the promise of freedom once we make it there. We have a weapon and it’s our Sword! Make sure you don’t leave your chair without it!
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, Ephesians 6:17