Monday, October 20, 2014

Through the FIRE Swamp!

Hey everyone! We’re halfway through our Princess Bride series! I hope you’re enjoying yourself. If you haven’t read the first two, you can catch them by clicking on the titles below:


Now, we’re ready. Let’s watch the clip first! 

Ah the Fire Swamp! A frightening place to be, but a place they must go through. Ever feel like you’ve been navigating through a Fire Swamp? I know I have. One thing after another. Unexpected calamity. A huge medical bill. A devastation in the family. You can insert your Fire Swamp Fears ______ here.
Buttercup feels overwhelmed. Things look dim. And then after all that, she falls into lightning sand. Ever felt like you’re drowning in quicksand?

Thankfully, we never have to drown. Like Buttercup, we have a rescuer.

I love that old hymn, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.”

Than what? Jesus’ blood and righteousness. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest in His unchanging grace…

On Christ the solid rock I stand…all other ground is…

Sinking sand.

Just when she thought she was in sinking sand, she was rescued. And just when she caught her breath, another kind of evil came at her.

R.O.U. S. Ever feel like you have unusual-sized problems? Giants? Yeah. Me too. But Westley gives her hope and comfort.

Buttercup says, “We’ll never succeed. We may as well die here.”  Ever felt like throwing in the towel and giving up?
Don’t!

“So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.” Galatians 6:9 HCSB

Westley comforts her and gives her some confidence to face the next battle. “No. No. We have already succeeded…” They know what to look for. And he leads her on.

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NLT

Then he takes what the enemy meant for evil, the flame spurt i.e. fiery darts, and uses it against him. He works everything out for good for Buttercup.
And God will do the same for you!

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT


If you had to go up against one of the three, which would you choose and why? Flame spurts, lightning sand, or R.O.U.S.? 


Next Monday, join me for Never Go Against a Sicilian. 

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