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06 Dec

The Millennial Warrior The Sword of the Spirit   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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:17-18 The sword of the spirit is both an offensive and defensive weapon. The rest of the armor is for protection, “defensive” from the fiery darts of the…..

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04 Dec

The Millennial Warrior The shield of faith   Above all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Faith is the key that opens the power we need to bind and loose in spiritual warfare.  We take the negative thoughts of our enemy captive and meditate on those of our father. The enemy’s fiery darts that are thrown towards us daily are fear, shame, unworthiness, unforgiveness, rejection,…..

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03 Dec

The Millennial Warrior Shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace   Shod means to “bind under” or “strap on”. I have found this to be my favorite piece of armor. I have been known to lay my head on my pillow and sleep like a baby when all hell is raging around me. This peace truly does defy all understanding. This basically is telling us to choose to live a peaceful existence, and be willing to…..

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02 Dec

The Millennial Warrior The Breastplate of Righteousness   The Roman solders use to put on breastplates made of Iron, copper or chain mail to protect their vital organs, predominately their heart and lungs. The same is true for us, the breastplate of righteousness protects our heart and soul from the fiery darts of the enemy. These fiery darts are thoughts and imaginations that produce bad feelings about yourself or others. Thoughts such as fear, shame, unworthiness, unforgiveness, rejection, bitterness, smoldering…..

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30 Nov

The Millennial Warrior The Armor of God   I gird my waist with the spirit of truth (I accept your word as truth, I reject anything that does not line up with what you say on the subject) I put on the breastplate of righteousness (I ask that you help me make the correct decisions daily to remain righteousness before you) I shod my feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (I will walk in peace and be…..

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31 Oct

I’m stepping out! A new creation! We discussed in past post how an individual may participate in destructive behavior to lessen the pain of a traumatic life changing event in one’s life. I refer to this life changing event as an assault. This behavior may become habitual and may be responsible for the individual disengaging from a healthy lifestyle. The behavior may become so offensive to an individuals loved ones, they eventually alienate the individual from their lives. This offensive…..

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24 Oct

I’m stepping out! Join a support group My dear mother use to say, “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.” While I accept the fact that I am not a mirror image of my friends, I feel we share a common belief system. Point being, like attracts like. If you are accustomed to exhibiting bad behavior on a regular basis, you will attract, and gravitate towards the bottom feeders. If you wish to change…..

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10 Oct

I’m stepping out! Talk to someone I think we all need to unload the burden of our secretive, shameful behavior. I also feel the recipient of this information should be qualified and trustworthy. The minute we speak to a trustworthy, nonjudgmental, individual concerning our shameful behavior, we are released from shames bondage. When we share our shameful past, we must work towards healing and move on. We must leave this shameful memory in the past. According to Dr. Brene Brown shame…..

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03 Oct

I’m stepping out! Define your triggers Once we identify bad behavior or habits in our lives, we must start annihilating them one at a time from our daily routine. Its imperative we identify what triggers the bad behavior or habit.   A trigger is to an addict, as a land mine is to a soldier. Both individuals must have heightened senses, warning them of the insidious dangers lurking nearby.

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26 Sep

I’m stepping out! Substitute bad Behavior with positive behavior Offensive behavior or habits are usually initiated in one’s life to provide comfort from a stressful event or entertainment from boredom. Whatever the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we must rid ourselves of them. Once we determine the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we can find a positive substitute. If your trying to quit smoking and you tend to smoke when you drink, avoid drinking. You may also try…..

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