Vulnerable/With Armor; this means that you know who you are and what your weaknesses are or at least that you honor as much as you do know. No one likes to admit that they are vulnerable, that they can be hurt in any way. It is a true component of freedom though. It requires observation, honesty, and a safety net. That is why the gospel is so needed in our lives.
We are all vulnerable and limited in our ability to cope with nature, be it weather or human. The Holy Ghost does so much to keep us in a “safe” environment if we will listen to him. Angels are able to assist us, especially as we live close to the teachings of Jesus Christ. And when we do fail we have the witness that Jesus Christ will be our advocate before Heavenly Father.
We are fabulous creatures, created in the image of God. Currently we are limited in that which we are able to see and understand. Here again the Holy Ghost will guide us. Here is where knowing the word of God through the scriptures allows one to stay on a reasonable forward course. As we move forward and repent, as our understanding expands, we will be taught greater things by the Spirit.
The armor is found in Ephesians 6:11-18. “…Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always…”
It is in this attitude that I add three new categories to my blog, Meditation, PTSD, and Men. These areas will make me more vulnerable and exposed to my readers. At the same time it will allow me to show how freedom thinking can allow us to grow. I pray that you will not use my circumstance to find fault and criticize, but rather to see where you are and how one must consciously and courageously push forward in working out our personal salvation for our benefit and truly for the benefit of all mankind.