Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day One : Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the start of Lent.

I will be doing daily (I hope) posts on this blog to help me with my Lenten discipline.  As I struggle over the next 40 days to draw closer to GOD, I know that I will come under spiritual attack.  My faith often takes the biggest knock over Lent.

So this year I want to focus on what I need to do to protect myself.  I have decided to focus on Ephesians 6.

11 Put on the full armour 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 armour 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.

This passage contains some pretty awesome spiritual truths that we often overlook.  So each Thursday I will be looking at a different item of armour, and then spending the rest of the week discussing it. 

I hope you are will stick around, or at least pop in every now and again to leave a comment.  I love feedback.


  1. Sounds good to me, Sharkie... (or do you prefer SB?)
    I have started a blog for Lent as well.
    My focus isn't really as sharp as yours. I'm reading and reflecting on the Gospels on my blog. I also wrote a little over the last two weeks about Lent.
    I wasn't going to start a blogroll on it, but I think I changed my mind now. I want to keep up with your posts! :-)

  2. Thanks for dropping by Helen.

    I have been a little scarce lately, so I'm sorry I missed your new blog. I will go take a peek.

  3. Have been looking forward to this for weeks.

  4. This sounds exciting. I'm going to hang out at this pool for a while. :)