A Knight in His Kingdom

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And just like that, three dollars later, He was a Knight.  Instantaneously, he was transformed in his heart, eyes, thoughts, and actions.  I love his tenacity, his bravery, and his strength.  He is filled with joy, adventure, daring stunts and boldness.  His emotions are wild and unfiltered.  He is courageous, climbing anything he sees and jumping, leaping into mid air, he somehow always lands on his feet EVERYTIME.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (give account).
(Hebrews 4:12-13 NLT)

We have to allow the power of His WORD to transform our heart, eyes, thoughts, and actions, thus bringing change to our prayers and effectiveness to them. 


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For 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. 13 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, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 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. (Eph. 6:10-18)


 In the same way my son, was instantly transformed from a mere three-year old little boy into a courageous knight by picking up his sword and shield, we are instantly changed by the power of His Word and the Armor of God into Ambassadors of Christ, Warriors of the Most High, Hands, and mouth pieces for His Kingdom. 

Equipping ourselves with the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and the Armor of God brings supernatural power to our prayers.  When we begin to walk in the truth of His Word, as children of light, and center our prayers around His Kingdom we will inevitably see change in our prayer life.  We are to pray for His Kingdom to come.  His Kingdom is made up of you and I. 

He came into this world to seek and save those who are lost. (Luke 19:10) We are to follow in His example praying always for one another and seeking out the lost.  When our prayer life shifts and begins to center around His Kingdom and purpose they will become more effective.

You and I play a magnificent role in His Kingdom.  Take up your armor.  Take up the Sword of the Spirit and by the power of the Holy Spirit begin praying for His Kingdom to come here on earth.  Our prayers grow in effectiveness when we fulfill our role in His Kingdom.  Be a speaker of truth, lead others with gentleness and courage. Take it by force, you are clothed in the full armor of God and nothing is impossible with HIM.




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  1. Oh yes...my boys LOVE these items too!! Dollar Tree?? He is SO cute too!!! I think many of us (ok...me...I do too) forget this amazing gift God has given us to be equipped through Him for battle. We cry to God for help, when our armor is just sitting there, waiting to be worn! What a great illustration! Thanks friend!!

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    1. These actually came from the dollar section at Target, but we like the Dollar Tree as well! I forget all of time, I am thankful He is patient and kindly reminds me I am fully equipped to go to war with the enemy! Thanks for taking time to read! :)

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  2. I love the parallel stories here! Sometimes, we make things way too complicated--when all it really boils down to is picking up the sword the the shield and become who God wants us to be!

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    1. I know I for sure make things way to complicated, I love the way he teaches me through my children! They light up my world and quiet time with the Lord! He brings me those Ah ha moments through them!

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  3. This is so precious. What a great find! Both the toy and the revelation The Lord gave you. :)

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    1. Thanks! As I said early I am not sure who learns more them or me on a daily basis so thankful for my children! They are truly gifts.

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  4. Instantly transformed... wow. Thanks for an awesome reminder!!!

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    1. Your welcome, I am so encouraged when I realize its less about my striving and more about HIS Spirit at work in me!

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