Spiritual Battles: My Latest Art Series and the Story Behind It
Can I talk to you about spiritual battles? Ephesians 6 tells us not once, but twice, to put on the full armor of God. Why should we do that? Verse 11 tells us so that we can take our stand against the devil’s schemes. The chapter goes on to inform us that the battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil. That’s a heavy truth.
If I can be real with you, the last few years have been a hard battle for me. Between ongoing health issues, world pandemics, and just life in general, I found myself getting hit again and again, unable to get back up. I was worn from the battle and tired of fighting. Even though I trusted in God, I started to believe lies about my worth, and my mind was stuck in a negative loop. But God, thankfully, reminded me of Psalm 98: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.” It was like receiving a comforting hug. It was time to stop focusing on the negative and to put on the full armor of God, so I could squash the devil’s lies. It was time to sing a new song.
All of this led me to my latest series, “Sing a New Song,” which I started last fall. I am creating this series to remind you that even though troubles will come, we must not dwell on them. Instead, we must put on the full armor of God and sing a new song. I wish I could say it has been easy and that the battle is over, but I have been pushed back again and again! Setback after setback, but Satan doesn’t win!
The sneak peek pictured is named after Ephesians 6:10-12 as a reminder to be strong in the Lord and to put on the full armor so that we can stand firm. Although the series is still a work in progress, I am determined to see it through. It will be released on May 11th to email subscribers first. Join the list for a chance to add a colorful floral reminder of God’s mercy and grace to your home or office. You can sign up for the list here.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my latest series. I hope it will encourage you to put on the full armor of God and to sing a new song, even when the battles rage on.