You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Ransomed Heart - A Warring Bride

This is taken from the book 'Captivating'. If you are a woman and you have not read this book, I HIGHLY recommend it. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks. Lena


"Ladies, you are the Bride of Christ…and the Bride of Christ is a warring bride.

Now, often the hardest person for us to fight on behalf of is ourself. But you must do it. Your heart is needed. You must be present and engaged in order to love well and fight on behalf of others. Without you, much will be lost. It is time to take a stand and to stand firm. We are at war. You are needed.

Yes, men are created in the image of the Warrior King. Men are warriors. But women need to fight, too. It is a powerful good when a man battles for a woman’s heart and stands between her and her enemies. But oftentimes, there is not a man present in a woman’s life to fight on her behalf. And even when there is, God desires the woman’s spirit to rise up in his strength as well. One day we will be queens – we will rule with Jesus (Rev. 21). We need to grow in our understanding and practice of spiritual warfare not only because we are getting beaten up by it but because it is one of the primary ways that we grow in Christ. He uses it in our lives to strengthen our faith, to draw us closer to Him, to train us for the role we are meant to play, to encourage us to play that role and to prepare us for our future at his side.

Much of what he allows in your life is not just for you to accept, but to get you to rise up! God wants you to know how to wield the weapons of warfare, how to take a stand and how to fight.

“One day you will be a Queen and you must open your eyes.”
(William Wallace to the Princess in Braveheart)

Women are not meant to be helpless creatures. God has given us a fierceness that is holy and is to be used on behalf of others. "

(Captivating , 195-196)


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  1. hi there :) missed u tuesday :( love the look of your blog :)

    thanks for sharing!


  2. Yeah, missed you too. We got what we needed to get done, done. So that was a good thing.

    See you soon.

  3. I kind of happened upon your blog by "accident," and while I haven't read "Captivating," I am encouraged by its message. I recently learned the original Hebrew for the Proverbs 31 wife and it blew me away. The term "virtuous" used there to describe a desirable wife in Hebrew is literally translated "female soldier." :0 Kind of challenges the traditional June Cleaver view of wifery, doesn't it? So war on, sister! My prayer is that I am fighting His fight, though, and not mine, right? :)

    Dr. Frank Seekins is a local (Phoenix area) Hebrew scholar and the one who shared this info with me. He also does counseling using his understanding of ancient Hebrew. His daughter is one of my best friends and my husband and I counsel with him regularly. Her blog is

    I am encouraged by your story and pray for your boys!!

  4. Thanks Stephanie, I will check out your friends blog....


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