{Ephesians 6:10-12; NLT}

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places

If you’re not pursuing a dangerous quest with your life, well, then, you don’t need a Guide.  If you haven’t found yourself in the midst of a ferocious war, then you won’t need a seasoned Captain.  If you’ve settled in your mind to live as though this is a fairly neutral world and you are simply trying to live your life as best you can, then you can probably get by with the Christianity of tips and techniques.  Maybe.  I’ll give you about a fifty-fifty chance.  But if you intend to live in the Story that God is telling, and if you want the life he offers then you are going to need more than a handful of principles, however noble they may be.  There are too many twists and turns in the road ahead, too many ambushes waiting only God know where, too much at stake.  You cannot possibly prepare yourself for every situation.  Narrow is the way, said Jesus.  How shall we be sure to find it?  We need God intimately, and we need him desperately.

John Eldredge, Waking the Dead, p.95

Questions to Consider:

  • Why is it easy to forget that we are on a dangerous quest?
  • How is it possible to have God guide us through life?
  • What must we do to be intimately connected to God?
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