OLD ENGLISHto gird up ‘to tie something around your body or part of your body. (Knights girded themselves for battle) Dressed appropriately for a fight.   Harness, keep under Control.

1 Peter !:13 Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and rest your HOPE fully upon the GRACE brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ! 

   Peter is saying here, and I have had an enjoyable time, doing my own Spirit-led research on this topic.

      Harness and keep under Divine Control all thoughts and attacks on your mind. Fantasies, what if’s?  etc.       

                               The past is all FORGIVEN all is under the BLOOD. 

       Focus with a girded and controlled mind only on the HOPE given unto us to journey FORWARD. With HIM.  

         LIVE abundantly and fully.

         Fight the devil with the sword of the Spirit Word of God.   This Deceiver was defeated at the Cross.       


      Thank you, Saviour Lord Christ. 


A thought to ponder in this society that pushes many causes. Talks of open-minded discussions abound. 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to GIRD UP YOUR MIND

  1. Hehe, that quote made me chuckle pretty good. Wonderful post, Faye! Girding up the loins of our mind is absolutely essential for victorious living! Thank you 🤗


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Chesterton’s quote is perfect!!! And it does feel like such an appropriate comment to so many circumstances taking place in Man’s World today.


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