Getting Free of Saul's Armor

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Published on February 25, 2014

Author: rfochler



How do we shift from the awkward, clumsy "armor" of self-protection into the freedom and power of staying connected with others and living authentically? In this talk and slideshow, Susan Fochler explores what life can be like when we trust God to be our protection and choose to "keep our love on".

GETTING FREE OF SAUL’S ARMOR Susan Fochler February 22, 2014

We need to learn to contend to keep our love on We are born with an innate response to protect ourselves: Basic need to feel safe. We develop an “armor” around our heart to provide a sense of protection when we aren’t protected by those in our family who should be protecting and caring for our hearts and giving us permission to be ourselves.

Choosing to keep our love on can feel like a battle We grow up, get saved; but often this “armor” is not fully dismantled and starts raising havoc with our relationships, including with God. We contend not against the enemy, but against self-created hardness surrounding our heart out of self-preservation.

We learn Love from the source of Love Himself; He gives us everything we need to succeed This battle for our true heart is effective when done spiritually, not soulishly. We do this with Him, not by ourselves. We need His help to unpack our true potential. The weapons of our warfare are mighty in power for the tearing down of strongholds! 2 Cor. 10:3-6

Strongholds: Arguments, Theories, Reasonings, Every Proud and Lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God

T extremes of “Saul’s armor” wo Hard-Hearted, quick to reject. look for rejection and get offended; I’ll reject you before you reject me. Overly Compliant and People-pleasing; afraid to be honest with our own needs and desires. Both responses are caused by Fear, and lack of love for, and belief in, yourself.

What would it look like if God was your armor?

Our strongest position is living from our true heart with our love on: T ender, vulnerable but unconquerable Love is as strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would offer all the goods of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned and despised. SoS 8: 6, 7

You are battle-ready when your love is on This is the only position from which you can be your true self. The enemy has no weapon against love.

Love is Supernatural Loving Others, not by trying hard to “be nice”, but by first receiving love from God for yourself, and living from that stream.

Supernatural Love does not have to make sense 1 Cor 13 I choose to Love no matter what your response. I choose to accept you even if I don’t agree with you. I am responsible to choose Love, I am not responsible for your response.

Supernatural Love does not have to make sense 1 Cor. 13 Supernatural Love is: Patient; I don’t understand everything about you. Kind. I will extend tenderness and acceptance towards you, whether or not you want to receive it. Believes you have worth and value, a destiny and a God-given future that is unique.

Supernatural Love does not have to make sense 1 Cor 13 Supernatural Love does not: Have to agree about everything Insist on being right or getting others to agree with me. Worry about pleasing or meeting others’ expectations in order to make everyone happy! Need to Control or be responsible for others.

Our greatest battle: learning to love ourselves, and in so doing, be ourselves

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