Ephesians 6:10-18 in the New Testament says, “Finally, my brethern, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints . . .”
I love these verses. They are so encouraging. They touch on my middle grade fantasy novel, Secret of the Golden Heart that I’m in the process of self-publishing. My main character is swept on a journey where he must find the secret to the golden heart before time runs out. He discovers that he must fulfill his mother’s destiny. He believes the heart holds power and he wants it for himself. He’s quite surprised when he discovers the kind of power it really holds.
Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Faith is the foundation for salvation. But walking by faith and not by sight is sometimes not an easy task. I think it’s easier for children to trust. And faith keeps us strong in the Lord. Sometimes we must go down the road less traveled . . .
Take a leap with something you’ve been struggling with. If we don’t try, we’ll never know how the story will turn out.
Writing is one of my passions, and I enjoy encouraging others to find their passion.
May He receive the glory in all we say and do!