Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Clean Your Sword"

As spoken by one of our incredible staff here at Qwanoes..."it's a great day for a war!" We began our last week of Summer 2009 with this in our minds...and war it has been, but not just one week; we've been at war all summer. So many battles fought; so many victories for the Kingdom of Heaven. Our staff are challenged and changed. May the God of peace bring foundation in those changes; that each of us would walk away with more than experience...with foundation that God will continue to build on.
As we finished on Sunday, my wonderful sister Nicki reminded us to "clean our swords." I was reminded of this yesterday as I walked along the beach. It has been a wonderful summer and one that took me repeatedly to my knees for the staff. Our great God has accomplished so much in our hearts, and He is the one to honor and glorify in this. Cleaning my sword means offering praise and worship to the King of Kings for what He accomplished this summer. Lifting my hands in worship and awe at what we saw Him do so powerfully before our eyes. Praise God for the wonderful works He has done! Psalm 105 says, "Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done..." We must remember to clean our sword and prepare for the next battle...

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