Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Sunday! Stand Firm

The Whole Armor of God--

 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.


With its striking imagery, this is one of my favorite verses. Typically, you'll see the verse with a rendering of a Roman soldier. I wanted my children to be inspired by this verse, too; so to make it more impressionable for them, I drew on their Greek heritage to create this WordArt. 

When life gets tough, we remind the kids they are from a long line of tenacious & brave kinsfolk...Spartans. They are related to the '300.' If you are unfamiliar with the history of King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans, click here:  Battle of Thermopylae

We dig in and stand firm. We draw our bravery and strength from God's mighty power. We raise our swords high and rely on Him. 

Do you know your heritage?

Happy Sunday!

8 comments:

  1. You made this Artwork? Seriously, you are gifted and talented Larri! This passage is a favorite of the daughter of my late best friend Bob. So many do not like the concept, even offended by the thought of Satan attacking and the need for Christian defensive & offensive. That nothing is wrong and there is no evil to stand against in the world. She (as a teenager) saw and understood the reality of the spiritual warfare taking place here and now, so cherished the "full armor of God" to stand firm against the devil and his wicked schemes. The words of the old Christian Hymn "Onward Christian Soldier" sound off true today and more so than the day it was penned. The "Let's all get along" era proved to be a call for the compromise of God's holy Word, Will & Way campaign, and enemy strongholds established in secular society. Revival will require courageously standing firm with the bravery that you speak of and we have God Almighty behind us. The sword that we raise high is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17), Advance the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because eternal souls are at sake. Silence is not an option. This is a unpopular Christian topic, but reality of Christian service this side of Heaven. Our heritage is Christ.

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    1. Yes, with the help of tagxedo.com, I made this art, Brian. Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for sharing the story of your friend's daughter. I agree. When I bring up the topic of spiritual warfare to other Christians, the person sometimes looks at me as though I'm crazy. I usually follow up with, 'Who do you think rules this world? The Bible tells us it's the prince of darkness until Jesus returns.'

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  2. That is so cool! I'll check out that website!

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    1. Thanks, Val! Once you try tagxedo, you'll be hooked. :)

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    1. Thanks, Barbie! It's one of my favorites so far. :)

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  4. Great way to convey that verse.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! I enjoyed creating this one in particular. :)

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