“Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.” Ephesians 6:14
No matter how much I prepare to present a retreat or workshop, when it’s over I wish I’d said more about one topic and less about another. Why didn’t I use more illustrations—talk less. I’ll never feel thoroughly prepared when doing God’s work–there’s so much to say, so little time… Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is like taking a crash course of Christianity 101 through 103 in a few pages. So much to tell the Ephesians, so little time.
Paul summed up his message by reminding the Ephesians they need to hold tight to all the weapons he’d taught them (basics of the Ten Commandments 101), plus to hold on to their faith to keep firmly planted on their feet.
Dear Lord, some days the slightest breeze blows me off my feet. Please prop me up when my faith is weak. Amen.