"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God,
so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything,
Stand firm then,
with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness
that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all
the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and
the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always
keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Pray also for me, that whenever speak,
words may be given me so that
I will fearlessly make known
the mystery of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador in chains.
Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."
Similar to you and others you know that desire to serve the Lord and do things that bring Him glory ~ satan doesn't want you to do this and he uses your weakest points against you. We are all gifted in different ways to serve God and we each have different aspects of our life that have the potential to keep us from serving God and fulfilling His purpose for our lives.
As the April 3, 2013 release date gets closer, it seems satan is working harder to keep me down ~ emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I have Good News though, I serve an Amazing and Powerful God who is bigger, stronger, and more determined than the one trying to keep me from finishing this journey to share Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey will all of you.
From today forward, I choose to give it all to God and let Him fight this fight because it is bigger and broader than I can ever defend on my own. With the Armor of God on, I look forward to the day you read my first book and pray you see how God worked in one sister's life after she lost her best friend and only sister, Heidi M. Allen.
"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”