"To Carol Garza: Re
You are making the point for me! EVERYDAY we have to take that
stand. NONE of our DAYS can be robbed away from us, by any
'powers' be they spiritual or humans in high places.
We have an invisible war going on all around us. God knows the
intent in our hearts when we do things, (ie: give candy, have a
party, dress up) on any given day. What people don't seem to
understand is, a real pagan/wiccan can be performing their 'art'
right in front of you in a public place at any time...just as we
can say a silent prayer or as you did, go into a Spirited/Spirit
We need to take the blinders off and realize that Hollywood and
yes, those 'powers that be' in the world have trained us to
think that certain things mean things they do not. The media and
all the major entertainment companies/entities are owned by half
a dozen groups or organizations. That's big. They can control
what we 'know' and are told. They can present an issue in a
certain light that will influence people. The things is, if we
are strong and as you said, 'ready' with the true Armor of God,
we don't have to be afraid.
I always love the idea of just coming to the 'bottom line'. You
see, we can 'skip to the end'...we KNOW how this story goes and
we KNOW who 'wins' and how!!
Oh, and in reference to your friend, I too made the comment to
my daughter after she'd written a scathing political
"you know "they" keep track of everything you 'say' online?".
She boldly, and with her snarky wit raised her head and said, 'I
don't care who's listening!!'. *making a play on anything
spiritual who was eaves dropping, or the conspiracy theory idea
that 'they' have us all 'bugged' with the new cable boxes and
our cell phones!! *of course, it's a fact that EVERY twitter
post is 'captured' and kept/saved/becomes the property of the
Library of Congress!!*
I don't disagree there are some 'scary' things out there...but
setting on focus on the fearful and letting it control your live
is counter-productive and, in my opinion a 'slap in the Face'
of He who died so we don't have to be a slave to 'fear'
I have a friend who is, what I call a 'Born Again Catholic', she
grew up in the Church, yet teaches her youth group the
importance of 'relationship' with the Lord. No matter what, she
will not miss going to church if not on Sunday, then a Sat. or
Monday visit will be a must! I've been with her on weekends at
events where we were up till 2-3 am after driving back to our
hotel after a long drive...and she's gotten up after only a few
hours sleep, and walked 7-8 blocks in a vague direction (given
by hotel staff *this was before iphones and gps), that 'the
church is 'that way'). I asked her, since we were in a VERY
bad/scary area of town, 'were'nt you afraid?' (my mom alarm
going off thinking of this petite woman walking down these
streets at the crack of dawn all alone)...she said, 'no, I never
walk alone, The Holy Spirit walked with me and go me there and
back safe and sound'. :)
Thanks so much for understanding where I'm coming from. We
should not give into fear...that's what Satan wants!