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The Fencing Master / LISA BEVERE

After bible teacher Lisa Bevere launched "Girls with Swords", she was swamped with various TV and radio interviews. However, there was one interview that was different from the other ones. Instead of requesting for a list of standard questions, this interviewer actually read Lisa's book.

When they met, she told Lisa that her son spends 3 days a week at a fencing studio. So she was really thrilled that Lisa used the dynamic of fencing to talk about women and swords!

She went on to tell Lisa that her son had to work his way up to be instructed by the master fencing instructor. Her son was excited and started showing her all his best moves. However, she simply told him calmly, "I want you to look in the mirror and every time you see yourself in the mirror, I want you to practice your en garde stance."

"But that's the very first thing I learnt! Aren't you going to show me something cool?"

"No, I just want you to practice your en garde stance."

So all over the weekend, her son was frustrated that he didn't get to learn new moves. When he went back to his next lesson, his instructor asked him to show her his en garde move. He did.

"I think it's kind of stupid," he said.

"That's because you didn't practice and you underestimated what your opponent sees when he looks at you."

We are often confused.

We think that the word of God is something that we should study. But it's more than that. God's Word is what we are supposed to reflect out to the world. The enemy does not see us the way we see ourselves.

He sees a church rising up. He sees women waking up.

Do not be confused by what you see in the natural mirror.

Open up the word of God and begin to mirror that in your life.

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