Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursdays
Try saying that three times…fast.  :)

Thirsty Thursdays is a new blog of thought-provoking discussions about life and how to look at it through a biblical worldview and live it like God intends.
I have a desire to see people grow in their Christian faith. If God allows me to in any way assist in the process, to Him be the glory. It will be all Him.  I just want to be His instrument.

Christian sisters, join me each Thursday to engage in lively, biblically-based online conversations.  But more than that, help me reach other Christian sisters who may still have questions about what it really means to follow Christ, whether their moment of salvation has been ages ago or just yesterday.   And even more, together let’s draw in skeptics of “religion” and show them the love of Jesus.

Would you pray for this blog? That He will be glorified and His will be done.
Would you pray for me? All of Him and none of me.
Would you pray that all who come to this blog will have a thirst for God’s word and will be filled with the sweet taste of His truth?

Who am I?  I want to first be known as a child of God and a disciple of Christ. Wouldn’t it be great if we would all find our identity in Christ instead of our gender, our race, our denomination, our geographical location, our social status? Just think of what we could do together in His name. After that I am a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, LIFE Guide at WLF, retired educator, and nice person.

Revelation 22:17 “Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, “Come!” Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, Drink freely of the Water of Life!

Now, as a matter of general housekeeping, if you want to reply to a particular post, use the comment button for that particular post.   If you want to reply to a comment someone has made, then hit the reply button under their comment.  It just keeps it clean and helps the thoughts stay in a continuous, understandable order.  :)

Stay tuned to start our discussions next week.  Any burning questions? 

Comments

  1. Rachel, Thank you for taking on the challenge of contributing to the WLF blog! Look forward to reading your thoughts!

  2. Just a thought;what about a quick explanation of the armor of God for those who aren’t able to join this wonderful Bible study we’re in right now

    • Rachel Gunby says:

      Whew Tracy, easier said than done, but here’s a go at it.
      The Christian is not promised an easy life. (John 16:33) Sadly, many Christians are not even aware that there is a battle going on in the heavenly realm. We think many of our troubles are with other people or with physical (fleshly) things but spiritual warfare takes place both on earth and in heaven (Ephesians 6:10-12). Satan prowls around just looking for ways to attack our minds, our emotions, our will, just loving it when we live our lives from a place of defeat. (1 Peter 5:8)
      We are studying how to live in victory (actually FROM the victory already won because of Jesus’ resurrection from his death on the cross). We first have to accept Christ as our Savior to live in this victory. Then, in Ephesians 6:10-17 we are given instructions on how to have victory in spiritual warfare.

      • Rachel Gunby says:

        More specifically here are our weapons for our spiritual battle.

        We must first put on the belt of Truth which is God’s Word. If we do not know what it really true, all of our other pieces of armor will fall off or not be effective. Satan is a liar and the truth is not in him. We know the Truth by knowing God’s Word (reading and studying the bible).
        Just knowing God’s Word is not enough. We must also live out God’s Word which is doing what is right in God’s eyes (Psalm 1). No person is righteous on his own, only through the righteousness of Christ. We have to make a conscious decision daily to do what is right in God’s eyes so we must make sure our breastplate of righteousness is in place all the time.
        A soldier’s shoes protect his feet on rough ground and help him keep his footing when in battle. Having our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace means we can stand firm in the good news of Jesus Christ and the God of peace will crush Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20).
        When we learn to recognize our temptations and stumbling blocks (Satan fiery darts), we take up the shield of faith. Just as the shield must be sturdy, our faith must be strong enough to withstand our worldly desires and cravings (1 Corinthians 10:13).
        Helmets protect the head. Satan deceives us in our minds. He wants us to doubt God’s goodness, God’s truth, and even our salvation. When we put on our helmet with the assurance of our salvation we are thinking on the things of God (Philippians 4:8).
        Finally, the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. This is our best weapon of offense. Our other pieces of armor are mostly used for defense. This sword as described by Paul is a smaller dagger- like weapon used closer up in battle. This tells me that we shouldn’t be throwing out the sword in broad strokes hoping it will hit its mark but it is to be used in a more precise way. God’s word is powerful and sharp (Hebrews 4:12). We need to be careful how we use it.

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