Warrior Queen

Warrior: an experienced fighter, engages in warfare, shows great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness.

Queen: Of a particular activity, it means she is very good at it, preeminent.

I saw the following on facebook, not sure where, or who posted it so I can’t give credit to anyone, but I loved this quote:

The devil whispered in my ear, “you’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, “I am a child of God, a woman of faith, a warrior of Christ. I AM THE STORM.”

This quote speaks to me, it reminds me that in Christ, I am a warrior. I don’t have to be afraid of any storms. I can engage in warfare with the devil because Christ lives in me. My family is in a storm right now. But we are warriors. We fight fiercely with vigor and courage. We are NOT giving up.

We all fight so many battles in our daily life. We fight battles with our health, our relationships, our finances, and our emotional and spiritual lives. Giving in to worry is easy to do. I know because I do it all the time. Look at a battle and say, “Oh no, not again. I am powerless to fight another battle. I am worn out.” That is my temptation, give in and go under because, face it, life is hard.

We get sick. We are rejected, abused, betrayed, overworked and underappreciated. The list of bad things that can happen is about as long as there are people.

When we are given the worst diagnosis, we fight our battle in our body and in our mind. Our physical strength is sapped by our disease. Our mind is overwhelmed with fear and sorrow. That is exactly when we want to put on our spiritual armor described in Ephesians 6:13-18:

13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

pexels-photo-226746.jpegBelt of Truth: God’s truth. The truth found in the Word of God, the Bible. The truth, if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are a child of God. You get your identity from Him. As a daughter of the King, satan cannot defeat you if you live in the truth of who you are and who God is. Lysa Terkeurst said the following: “God is good, God is good to me, God is good at being God.” That is our truth.

Breastplate of Righteousness: Right living, being grown into Christ-likeness.

Shoes of the gospel of peace: The good news of Christ’s gospel. Be ready to share it and stand firm in it.

Shield of Faith: Your shield protects you from the arrows of lies being shot at you from the devil. Your faith in the one true God, your belief that He loves you, all protect you. With faith, the lies fizzle out.

Helmet of Salvation: We have to put on our helmet of salvation. Knowing we belong to the Lord, knowing we have Him inside us, knowing he will never leave us, that is where we will get our strength from. Knowing we are His protects our thoughts from the lies. The helmet of salvation guards our minds.

Sword of the Spirit: the Bible is our offensive weapon. With the Word of God, we defeat satan and his lies. Satan cannot stay where the Word of God is being spoken. Evil cannot stay where GOOD abounds. Shout Scripture as your battle cry. Pray verses over your fear and pain. Pray in the Spirit, because He prays in ways we can’t even imagine. Romans 8:26 says: Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

little-girls-walking-summer-outdoors-pretty.jpgMy sister and I have given each other nicknames. She is the Warrior Queen and I am the Warrior Sister. My sister has fought so many battles with her health that she is really good at fighting. She exhibits a WARRIOR attitude even when not feeling good. She stays positive and she puts on her armor and fights. I fight my battles in my mind. PTSD, depression, anxiety, they are my enemies. I stand in my armor, with my God, fighting those battles.

Put on your armor and fight your battle. Be a warrior. Fight with vigor, strength, and courage because you don’t fight alone. The Triune God: Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, all fight with you and for you. Have faith knowing your truth is that no matter how your battle turns out, you will be with Jesus, either here on this earth or in heaven. Either way, as Paul said, you win. Fight your battle knowing that Jesus won the war. You are His prize and He covets you. Fight, Warrior Queen.

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