The eleven of us sat in my family room discussing Romans 12:2. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Ten of my guests were Freshman in high school. Megan and I are hosting a bible study for her Freshman friends who are amazing girls. This week, I wanted them all to see that they “are made for more.” In Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave for Young Women, she emphasizes to young women that they “are made for more.” Don’t give in to the world, give in to God.
One of the girls spoke out immediately. Now usually I do not share what happens in my groups because that is a break in confidentiality, but I have made this an exception. First of all, I won’t be naming her. Second, I think what she said was amazingly insightful for a 14 year old girl.
“I was in church on Sunday, and there was a song playing. It talked about this army of angels standing behind you ready to fight your struggles. I can’t remember the song, but I loved the thought of all these angels ready to take on my day.”
I sat back and pictured that army of angels standing behind me. Wow. I had heard that song many, many times and never had I heard it described like that. In fact, I still get goosebumps when I think about her words; those poignant, Christ-filled words.
So all day on Monday, I passed along this beautiful picture. Whenever I felt totally drained or ready to give in, I just called on that army standing behind me. “Take charge,” I said. “Take over because I am done. I need you to be my strength because I am about to relinquish to myself.”
Now go take on your day with that army of angels ready and armed!