Breastplate of righteousness. Belt of truth. Helmet of salvation. Shield of faith. If you’ve been in the church a while, you’ve heard more than one call to “suit up” with Ephesians 6 armor. And if you’re like me, you’ve imagined yourself as a solitary soldier, dressed head to toe and ready for spiritual battle.
It wasn’t until much later that the obvious dawned on me: A lone soldier is a sitting duck.
Last month at Ungrind, I wrote about our need to be honest about our physical needs and the glorious glimpses of grace seen in helping and being helped.
Today, I'm over there discussing spiritual battles--because if it’s hard to ask for help with practical needs, it feels
downright impossible to reach out for support when we’re emotionally or
spiritually low. We’re embarrassed that we’re still struggling with the
same old sin; we’re frustrated by how stuck we feel, maybe even too
cynical to believe a friend’s words could make any difference. Yet we
need each other even more here, in our most tender places of
Click over to read about how I'm experiencing grace when I'm needy and grace to help others fight.