What to Do When You are In the Line of Fire

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13 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    I needed that reminder! That God never leaves us! My head knows it, but sometimes my heart doubts. So glad your step-son is unharmed!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      We all need that reminder. Sometimes we forget whose world we are living in and why the battle is real! Love and miss you friend!

  2. What a scary story and what a wake up moment. Really makes me think of how good God is even in the hard places. He does promise never to leave us but still it can feel lonely in those places. Like Julie said, your head knows but your heart is reluctant to follow. Thought provoking post.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Sheila!
      It was very scary. I’m thankful he is okay, but it did get me thinking about how we are truly in the line of fire everyday. When we can expose the lie of the enemy and properly equip ourselves we stand a better chance in that line of fire. It makes me so angry when the enemy tries to take people out by shooting his lies, thoughts, and deceitfulness into their souls! I am thankful God is in the hard places and gives us encouragement through sweet people like you!

  3. Aleida Lane says:

    I remember living in a rough community in Chicago. I heard gun shots a few time – one right in front of my home. But I always believed the Lord was protecting and covering me through that season of my life. Don’t you just love God and His faithfulness!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Isn’t is good to know God has our backs? There are times things happen we may not understand, but we can trust the faithfulness of our God. You are right about the seasons of our lives. I have seen His hand upon my life during those seasons and know and believe I am where I am today because of His protection!

  4. Andrea says:

    Ephesians 6 says it all – as long as we put on our spiritual armor every day…

  5. Toni Ryan says:

    I’m so glad your step-son is okay. The unspoken part of this is how he knew he could call you. Knowing your heart, I have no doubt you were praising the Lord for not only keeping him safe but that he knew you might be up and he felt you were a safe place to share his experience. Awesome!

    I have my own very recent near miss I am also in the process of writing about. I’m so thankful we have Jesus always by our side when we’re in the line of fire. Not only the physical line of fire but the spiritual too.
    Great article Sheila!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Toni!
      I am waiting to read this! I’m glad you are okay! I am thankful our Jesus never leaves our side and nothing separates us from Him, not even ourselves. Keep your armor on sister! The war is real! Love you!

  6. Christelle says:

    This is so good and I so needed to hear everything you said!!! Been in the line for a very long time all while keeping my mouth shut… Thank you for listening to God on this… I”m also awake every night/ morningat 3 a.m.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      It is not easy being in the line of fire, but it is good to know WHO is our protector in the line of fire. Prayer is a beautiful gift from God and when we engage with Him against the forces of evil which permeate this world we become a force to be reckoned with. Our armor may have some dents, but we are still standing strong! Praying for you!

  7. Kristi says:

    What a scary situation but thankful he is safe.
    And what a truth…when the devil start attacking it can be scary but we praise God through it knowing He has our souls no matter what!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      It was scary, but God has used it in tremendous ways. God has opened doors and has shown love to our son in many ways. We don’t always understand the why, but I’m grateful to know who is in control!

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