3/3: Don't turn your back on the enemy Maryl Walters from St Louis, Missouri, USA. More lifts by Maryl. Trouble listening? Try updating your Flash Player. Download 163Comments AAA Print March 03, 2014 martin vesely - 3/3/2014 What a great Lift. Thank you Maryl. The truth never yields ground, turns its back, needs to refortify, or restrategize, or regroup. We learn in Christian Science that truth (the armor of God) is more than adequate to defeat error. There is a misconception that in C/S we ignore error. In fact, we face it down, strip it of its disguise and false power and get the victory. The subtle ways of error are constantly seeking entry into our thought, so we have our work cut out for ourselves. The advantage we have is that we know that victory is always on the side of God. That's where we stand! Thank you again. JJ - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this lift, what a great reminder. William - 3/3/2014 From California: This is great! I've always loved that passage in Ephesians. Fun visuals too! Everybody, go out there and put on your armor! Pam Twiss, Barnoldswick, UK - 3/3/2014 Fantastic! Just what I needed after an incident yesterday when I responded materially when I should have prayed. The animation helps make this simple direct Lift so clear, thank you Maryl!! Monika from Berlin - 3/3/2014 Wow, what for a great message! I'm very enlightened to the deep truth within. Thank you, dear Maryl, for your spiritual and visual DL. Roy Q. T. - 3/3/2014 Thank You Mary, I needed that. Michelle, Paris - 3/3/2014 This is beyond brilliant. Letting the Word take the lead, the pacing, your calm, clear voice, the powerful and simple explanation. And the spot on illustrations and music - couldn't be better. Bravo Maryl. Bravo artist. Bravo sound guy. Bravo Daily Lift team. This better get more than a million hits and should be shared widely. Martigan - 3/3/2014 EPIC!!!! Margaret from Sydney Aust. - 3/3/2014 Face your problems and anxious thoughts head on "clad in the panoply of Love",then they won't have the time to stab you in the back.Thank you for this special Lift today. Marita Killian - 3/3/2014 Thanks, thanks, thanks. It turns out that I am far away from home and this morning I woke up very early with a terrible back ache that has not left me for the last days. So I got up and decided to start praying right away. I looked for the definition of man in Science and Health in page 475. Then I listened to the Bible Lesson in internet about: Man. After reading and listening, I watched the Daily Lift and I was marvelled about all the answers that came to my prayer... The video is just wonderful. So simple and yet so profound. Words simply cannot express my gratitude to Christian Science. Blessings to all the spiritual family around the world. Am,Holland - 3/3/2014 Thank you, this is just what we all need to hear today now that the not so good news reaches us from around the world! kerry - 3/3/2014 Thanks Maryl. Great video for children especially, and a great reminder for all of us Kelly, Sydney Australia - 3/3/2014 Perfect timing. Thank you for this reminder. Great Lift Maryl. Gratefully Receptive - 3/3/2014 WOW. This is fabulous! I have the book, "Put On the Whole Armor of God" next to my bed and I was reading it just yesterday. I will forward this to everyone I know who has a child in their life as well. It's perfect. Grateful. Elena Shideler, California (San Diego) - 3/3/2014 Carry your armor: Hold on tight to your MORAL CONVICTIONS Hang on with the belt of the TRUTH OF GOD Cover your heart with RIGHTEOUSNESS and your feet with the VERB OF GOD Shield yourself with your FAITH IN GOD Protect your head with the SALVATION OF GOD Defend yourself with the sword that is the WORD OF GOD …and under no circumstance forget that your enemy, hate, greed, self pity etc., sneak from behind when you least expect them. ESPAÑOL Lleva tu armadura: Manténte firme en tu CONVICCIÓN MORAL Sosténte con el cinturón de la VERDAD DE DIOS Cubre tu corazón con la CORAZA DE JUSTICIA y tus pies con el VERBO DE DIOS Escúdate con tu FÉ EN DIOS Cúbre tu cabeza con la SALVACIÓN DE DIOS Defiéndete con la espada de la PALABRA DE DIOS …y bajo ninguna circunstancia, olvides que tu enemigo, la codicia, la autocompación, etc., atacan por detrás cuando menos lo esperas. Maurice Dawson, Belfast - 3/3/2014 Maryl, Thank you. Knowing God as the one and only power is very helpful. Claudia from Vienna - 3/3/2014 This a great daily lift,and can be applied to every circumstance in life that would try to separate us from God, our commander.. Marje. England - 3/3/2014 Thank you soo much, Mary, I am beaming with the great visuals and listening to your so helpful message. Happy day to all. Charlotte - 3/3/2014 This is wonderful -- thanks, Maryl. Malcolm Drummond, Henrietta NY - 3/3/2014 Many thanks Maryl for this inspiring lift in the wake of the recently reported aggression against Ukraine. Yes. "Don't turn your back!" "Every prayer to Him is answered,/ Prayer confiding in His will;/ Blessedness and joy are near thee,/ Hear His gentle Peace, be still./ Hear His voice above the tempest:/ I have not forsaken thee;/ In My hand thy name is graven,/ I will save both thine and thee." (Christian Science Hymnal #76). Deborah Isle of Man - 3/3/2014 Good one Thank you Hamish - Scotland - 3/3/2014 A wonderfully simple message Maryl, and so well delivered ..... I won't forget this lift! Thank you! Michael Steven Van Stone, Japan - 3/3/2014 Domo Arigato Goziamasu Wendy from Kent - 3/3/2014 Dear Mary. Oh, what a message with the visual aid. So spiritually motivated. So grateful. VS - 3/3/2014 VS from Iowa Mary Beattie's "God's got your back" and your talk on "Put on the whole armour of God" go together. as protective work. Rosemary Deary - 3/3/2014 Wow! What a magnificent Lift, Maryl. thank you so much. The sentiments expressed by Michelle No 7# are exactly how I feel. The familiar passage from Ephesians was put across so clearly and the video was brilliant. So important not to turn our back on error, but to face it full on! Thanks again. name - 3/3/2014 Thank you. name - 3/3/2014 Si tomamos las armas divinas, la tolerancia, paciencia, bondad, respeto, integridad, humlldad, obrando de acuerdo a la realidad espíritual, nos encontraremos, sin odio, intolerencia, maldad, soberbia, deshonestidad, ni tampoco, iluminados en un ego ireal, de voluntarismo propio, que genera injusticia. Porque estaremos del lado de la Verdad, mansamente generando amor, en un hecho Único que trasciende lo humano-material por lo real y eterno; Dios. ¡¡Blandiendo la espada, SÍ... la del Amor!! Nos deremos cuenta que no hay enemigos a vencer, sino errores a corregir. Muchisimas gracias Maryl, un bello e inspirado mensaje, que hace brillar la espada de la Verdad, con destellos Propios. La de Ún solo filo, que obra en justicia, por Sí misma. tim - 3/3/2014 really AWESOME !! thanks Mary H,AL - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this great Lift just what is needed to start my day and week. Sheila Muters - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl. I watched a documentary on the Titanic recently - a British historian has done some meticulous research (see Smithsonianmag.com) Anyways, going along with the idea of your Lift, this man indicated that had the Titanic hit the iceberg head on, they would have survived. Instead, as we know, they swerved and were "wounded." Uta from Hamburg - 3/3/2014 really, dear Maryl, Spirit and Truth, who always win, also knows what we need just now and today - and believe me your DL of today is just what I do need to fight the battle for and with God for rightousness. Thank you very very much! Peter J. Jensen, St. Louis, MO - USA - 3/3/2014 Thank you, Maryl, for a truly excellent Daily Lift. As we all look out together, let us link our spiritual arms in a circle with all of the citizens of the Ukraine, regardless of ethnicity or allegiance, or political emotion. This way, everyone's back will be protected from evil while we're able to help each other embrace under the presence and illumination of the universal Christ, which washes away fear and doubt with peace and love. While forming this circle, consider watching the video again and include every idea of God in the region, and neighboring countries, regardless of human perspectives. Let us feel together the grace of God, or Allah, remembering the definition of grace from the NT Greek: "The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude." Let us realize through prayer that every citizen and regional neighbor is able to have their heart influenced by divine Love, Spirit, Mind, Soul, Truth, Principle, or Life, and feel a way for this spiritual influence to be expressed as a reflection in their life each day, and for them to be grateful for that. Man doesn't need tanks for protection or influence. God's grace is more than sufficient for that. Thank you again, Maryl. Your lift was beautiful, and powerful! Peter Jensen Mabel Arias - 3/3/2014 Ademas, Mary Baker Eddy habla sobre la ambicion desmedida......que enceguece, quiere destruir al Cristo, porque esa ambicion es egoista, individualista, invasiva. Gracias por apoyar tu trabajo de hoy en Efesios, donde el apostol Pablo es tan meticuloso en advertir los pseudo poderes en las regiones "celestes" Gracias tambien por el Daily Lift!!!!! Que comienza nuestro dia, uniendo la comunidad de la Ciencia Cristiana en una inspiracion comun que envuelve a toda la humanidad. shirley - 3/3/2014 What a wonderful lift - just what I needed today, and a great way to start the week!!! Thank you! Jilll from Ohio - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl. That was superb! With love. Margaretha Sweden - 3/3/2014 Wonderful, thank you! name - 3/3/2014 Thank you! Lesley - 3/3/2014 Wonderful lift! Thank you! Gail,PA - 3/3/2014 Yes-Yes-Yes! (See Michelle #7 :-) Marilyn from Maine - 3/3/2014 Very powerful, in concept, wording, visuals. Thanks. And I appreciated #15 (regular contributor Elena) pointing out that our heart is covered. Serena - 3/3/2014 Thank you for a lovely way to start the day. JB - 3/3/2014 Beautifully done, Meryl, and the Daily Lift crew. Thank you. The visual images are a tremendous aid. Alessandra - 3/3/2014 Many, many thanks! So visually impressive! It makes it impossible to forget the very important idea of the message. I guess there was a lot of work involved to produce it but it is certainly worth while. Thanks again. Christine - 3/3/2014 Wonderful message and one to share with children of all ages! So grateful for all the gifts of Church, including these Daily Lifts and Lifters everywhere! Lori in Crescent City, California - 3/3/2014 Great video as well as such an important message. We must face all error head on with the armor of Truth immediately and consistently. Thanks so much, Maryl! Great comments thus far too! Robin - 3/3/2014 I never thought of protecting my back from error. Hmmm a different view of Truth. Very powerful. Thank you name - 3/3/2014 Great! :-) Kelley Asper - 3/3/2014 Perfect message for today. Thank you. Margaret Sunshine Coast Australia - 3/3/2014 What an absolutely brilliant Daily Lift, Maryl! We can go forth armed with good thoughts to cover every aspect of our day. No need to fear, because we are strong to stand our ground. That "belt of Truth" will simply sweep out of the way every thought of unsteadiness instead of protecting us in the face of "error of every kind." No swashing or buckling required. . . Thank you Nate and the production team; TMC; and our Daily Lift family. Sylvie from Quebec, Canada - 3/3/2014 This is complete and wonderful! Thank you Maryl! Jane from Atlanta - 3/3/2014 This was incredibly helpful to me! I, too, hadn't thought about the idea of protecting my back from error of every kind. Your point that even ignoring it leaves you open to attacks from behind is a wonderful alert to my thinking, and I appreciate it very much. Mario Vicencio - 3/3/2014 Great! Always Spirit wins! Thats very important to protect our back against enemies. We have all the armour of Spirit! Nancy from Yellow Springs - 3/3/2014 Prepared and ready to go! It is not just about wearing the fancy suit, is it? What a great video…. Ready to go out into the world! March! That's a goodie, #31. Thank you, Maryl and all the armory workers. Clare G. in Virginia - 3/3/2014 Thank you, Maryl! Wonderful animation, images, and message of how we are protected in the whole armour of God. I am going to send this one to my grandsons -- who will love the knight equipped for protecting his castle. And yes, I too thought of the complementary Lift about, "God's got your back." A verse from Isaiah (52:12) came to mind about "the God of Israel will be your rereward." As a child, I always read and thought that this meant God doubled His 'reward' for us, giving us a "re-reward "-- spiritual treasures unbounded! But I realized later that "rereward" means "rear guard" (God goes before us and after us, encompasses our whole being in Love, in safety, leading us, shielding us, protecting us on all sides. He does indeed 'have our back.') Sandee - 3/3/2014 Thank you so much for this reminder to face evil head on, it is not "out of sight out of mind" it is: God will protect you and strengthen you! Bevi, Sandpoint, ID - 3/3/2014 Loved it, Maryl! Great visuals and video for All of Us Kids! I think one of the hardest things for human beings to do is to look within and face ourselves honestly. Mrs. Eddy says" "Know thyself and God will supply the wisdom and occasion for a victory over evil." S&H, P. ?? Christian Science isn't about denying the evil we need to see in order to overcome it. It isn't about "see no evil, hear no evil". We do Deny the error and Affirm the Truth, but we First have to see the error by facing forward and Then we can defeat it with our armour of Truth. Let's not be afraid to Face evil Head On and be Victorious! Janice in Florida - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this clever and powerful Lift. I have replayed it a few times and just love it! Caron - 3/3/2014 Great message -- love the accompanying graphics. Thanks! Coral of Barbados - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl for this powerful, inspiring lift. Thank you also to the previous lifters. Terry - 3/3/2014 thank you so much, just what I needed ginny s. - 3/3/2014 Maryl, great application of "putting on the whole armor of God." For me, it also immediately brought to mind the current saying, "Have you got my back?" or "So-and so had my back." and applying t here as well. Many thanks. doris-Eldorado-Misiones - 3/3/2014 Cual es el enemigo que nos ataca de atras? son las sugestiones agresivos malignos que son vencidos con el DL. Muchimos gracis por recordarnos deenfrentarnos con el error con la Verdad Jan in Laguna Hills - 3/3/2014 Thanks so much, Maryl! What a great Lift, and perfect to share! name - 3/3/2014 Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for the visual, auditory, and verbal message of standing our ground against evil. Barbara in Laveen - 3/3/2014 You hit this one out of the park Maryl. Thank you. name - 3/3/2014 "Evil is neither person, place, nor thing" (Mary Baker Eddy) I'm newly standing up to lots of little snake-thoughts, such as this one: self-consciousnes in church! It has tried to take my joy and naturalness in church since I was a teenager. I now recognize it for what it is: aggressive mental suggestion trying to bully me out of the free expression of holiness. It's also an attack on Church in its scientific, spiritual sense, because it assumes that church is a social institution where a member or visitor could be judged on appearance or performance. It argues that church is a place where cliques could form, exclusion could be felt, comparisons could be made, resulting in envy or disdain. But there is only one judge, and that is God. In fact, there is only One Mind, and that is God's Love. I now refuse to be intimidated by thoughts that would belittle Church ("the structure of Truth and Love" -- not a human organization or a social group) or belittle me as "a humble servant of the restful Mind." Perfect Lift for what I'm working on! RS in MA - 3/3/2014 Absolutely perfect illustration of truth from the Bible. Well said and explicit in presentation. Thank you gratefully. Kirsten - 3/3/2014 Nice lift, Thank You. I do really feel though that putting on the "whole" armor of god "is" complete protection. Whole means "entire" so we really are completely covered!..Real armor is front back and all sides!..Yes we should never turn our backs to error!..lets constantly "turn" to good only! Mary - 3/3/2014 AWESOME!! Truly this is the Christian's "Stand Your Ground Law!" Linda - 3/3/2014 This was an amazing lift. I loved it!! It has provided the lift I needed for the day from one of my favorite passages. Thank you Maryl! Judy, New Hampshire - 3/3/2014 Thank you Meryl! Absolute, divine Love conquers all error and mesmerism. We need never show our back, give in, to mesmerism of any kind. I loved the video too! Thank you lifters and The Daily Lift team also. Melody - 3/3/2014 Awesome! # 67 is right on for me. Yes, God is doing the work, therefore who/what is being expressed? Man! We 'pay attention to error' only long enough to remind ourselves of the Truth of being - there is no evil. Hold to Truth, and error/evil/the material world has no abiding place. Jesus saw the blind man not as blind, but as expressing the holiness of God. That is it. Thank you all! name - 3/3/2014 This was great! The visual was also very helpful. I needed to hear this & be reminded in a straight forward way. I am grateful that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. El Paso Patt - 3/3/2014 Wow! Did I need this lift this morning. An erroneous situation earlier this morning presented itself and this lift will knock the socks off of it. Fear tried to raise its hydra head but it has been negated as of now. Onward and upward from this moment on. Thanks a million for this powerful animated lift, Maryl. Francine Carraro, Wichita Falls, Texas - 3/3/2014 Thank you Meryl. I appreciate your assertion that ignoring or not paying attention to the assault of error from the flanks or rear is not wise. I was taught in Christian Science Sunday School and Class instruction that passively denying error or vaguely dismissing it is not correct and practical practice of prayerful Christian Science treatment. While it is absolutely true that "God has our back," we must be vigilent and purposeful in our prayer, just as your "Lift" asserted. The apt biblical metaphors of wearing the armor of God, the helmet of salvation and the sword of truth describes the basis of effective prayer to meet, face and dispel error of any/every disguise. Thank you for the reminder. Yetty - 3/3/2014 Thank you so much Maryl for this graphic illustration of what to do to battle the foe. The presentation is so helpful. Thank you greatly. name - 3/3/2014 Nice! Gary Rowland, Vancouver Island - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl and Lifters! What a clear illustration revealing that the enemy is not an evil person or bad government in front of us, but our own feelings of fear, anger, weakness that come in through the back door. We need to turn around and face them and chase them out with our faith in God, the sword of Spirit. A great solution to bullying, too, no matter what your age! So grateful. Kathryn - 3/3/2014 A powerful law to support the Presidents of countries looking for answers with Russia today. We must support with all our prayers this law of Spirit to handle fear and hatred with the power of divine Love and to find answers of peace. Right on Target for today. Holding hands with the power of prayer. Melvyn, Torbay, Devon, England - 3/3/2014 This Lift is absolutely brilliant for Sunday School pupils and beyond. Cartoons are so effective on a small or BIG screen. Thank you. This is for keeping and sharing and sharing and sharing. Vincenza - 3/3/2014 That was GREAT! thank you. name - 3/3/2014 Great lift and so timely! Video was marvelous! asante - 3/3/2014 Well done! I just love this and it's a grand tool to help us in our daily walk. Thank you! Debbie in Dolores, CO - 3/3/2014 I guess ignoring the enemy is not a very good option either. Thanks for this reminder of how to deal with the enemy. I already sent a link to my Sunday School student to view this week. Feroza - 3/3/2014 Thank you SO much fir this today, as I prepare to go into battle w my dept. Chair today about false accusations from one of the deptl.administrators! I need everyone's support, but mist of all my knowing that this is an error and will soon go away. A practitioner I had spoken to here about this particular woman had said it is a lie and I am holding steadfastly to the thought. It is error and God is in charge TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN - 3/3/2014 Elisha in the Bible seemed to have given up and hid under the Juniper Tree when God spoke to him through his consciousness and heard the "Still small voice" telling him not to give up. That God was backing him up, he needn't be afraid. Then he put on the Armour of God and won. By TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN Lark - 3/3/2014 Great message, and fun delivery! Thanks so much for thinking this through and putting it together. Lyn in Alabama - 3/3/2014 I really enjoyed your lift Maryl. Great video -- so graphic. It helped me realize something in a more profound way: While a seemingly powerful illusion, error or evil does not exist. It is nothing. To say "we will win" is to say that winning is in the future. Winning is now. God has already claimed the victory and only Truth exists. Only Love exists. This understanding is our armor and our way of standing firm, fully aligned with the Great I AM and reflecting his image. God only creates goodness, purity, love, truth and the spiritual. Affirming this truth is the defeat and disappearance of any supposed lie or evil we think we face. “Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.” SH 281:4 “Closed to error, it is open to Truth, and vice versa” (SH 15:3) While we may get caught up in the idea of battling evil and error, our efforts are actually to elimiate all lies in our thought and bring our focus completely onto the truth. Doing so is to have the mind of Christ. Dwelling in the secret place of the most high is our armor, and in that "place" (which is not a place but a state of Mind) our back is never open because God is everywhere - "For in him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28 "He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1 In reality, there is no battle. There is only God, who is All. Ebit, Ava, and Mom - 3/3/2014 What a great Lift for kids and adults alike!! By facing fear and the enemies with our armor of Truth, Spirit, Righteousness, Peace, Faith and Salvation we can be victorious!! We loved the animation and music along with Maryl's perfect narration! Thank you Lift team!! Laurie - 3/3/2014 Loved this...well done! Sharon - 3/3/2014 Excellent! Loved every second and wished for more. Great points, Michelle #7 and Name (lol) #67. I was praying about the concept of "back" last week, so not turning our backs on error of any kind is wise counsel for us all, and timely for me. Even though those bullying errors can seem to take on Goliath proportions, once they are seen as nothing, they then return to the nothing state, like a windsock unplugged from its source. Going to check my armor each day before going out the door.. Again, WELL DONE!! and heartfelt thanks, Ruth from Idaho - 3/3/2014 Yes, it's time to turn around and face those sneaky thoughts that seem to say we're not spiritual but material and declare that God's love guards and protects us from all that is unreal. Thanks Maryl for a wonderful Lift and a great video that brought out the message. The comments have been so inspiring. pegmich - 3/3/2014 Cool! Loved it! Great message and video. Thank you Maryl. What a wonderful reminder that we don't run away from any challenge but stand firm in the Truth. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isa 4:10,13 Cyndy, Riverside CA - 3/3/2014 Wonderful Lift, Maryl, and as usual the comments following are terrific. Grateful thanks to Claire #55 for the Bible quote reminder regarding "rereward" from Isaiah and it's definition. And to #67, your sharing of your unfoldment about church was indispensable, a treatment that goes out and blesses all. Always love Malcolm's (20) hymn quotes too. Thanks everyone! cathy - 3/3/2014 Happy Monday! Great message to start the week! name - 3/3/2014 Excellent and so beautifully presented, thank you so much Rahla - 3/3/2014 Thanks, Maryl, for the wake up call to stand fast --- to stand firm --- to be who we really are. Pam, Denver CO - 3/3/2014 Nicely done! Annie - 3/3/2014 I've always loved the idea of facing things head on...thank you! sharon - 3/3/2014 LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LIFT!! Thank you! Great music too : ) name - 3/3/2014 Great lift....Maryl...Thanks so much for this insightful and uplifting message..Bob Bevi, Sandpoint, ID - 3/3/2014 Thanks, #89 Lynn from Alabama! You know, what you said is actually the Absolute Truth in Christian Science! It seems that sometimes we are "doing battle" in the Relative and yet, in the Absolute, there really IS no battle! Mrs. Eddy wrote her book, Science and Health, in both the Relative and Absolute. I thought of how she depicts the angel, Michael, as "fighting the Holy Wars" and the angel, Gabriel, as being ever-present Love, to whom there is no battle. Thanks again for your very valuable comment! Kaye from Kansas - 3/3/2014 This is such a good video! Can't get much plainer than this one! Thank you! Lolita Seattle - 3/3/2014 So timely and soooooo very charming. I cheered as lack, fear and the multitude of enemy were destroyed with the sure swift sword of truth. I am on my way to 'face' the enemy - well clad and with a light heart. Thank you. Himanshu Dhand from Chandigarh, INDIA - 3/3/2014 Marvelous video & lift.Thanks a lot. Richie in Hermitage, TN - 3/3/2014 I had a second grade teacher some time ago that on the first day of school when she introduced herself, she said her name was Mrs. Demand. She said she would get to know us as the year went along,but she said, she knew what we were doing even if she had her back turned to us writing on the chalk board. She then took her glasses off and put them on the back of her head as if she had eyes in the back of her head! It was, in retrospect, my first lesson of being aware of what's going on mentally; that we can be alert to and defend ourselves against anything that says we are not the spiritual image of God, good. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Eddy guides us this way, "Christian Scientist, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake."p. 442:30 Thank you Maryl. Susan - 3/3/2014 Thank you, these Lifts are so inspiring. They show the unlimited ways God expresses love and understanding to help and guide us. Stacia - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this lift. The video makes this Bible verse so clear to share with children. Linda N. Worley - 3/3/2014 Hooray and Yeah, God ~ Mind, Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love & the Divine Principle of GOOD! Wonderful Lift for so many issues that need our prayerful attention. Thanks so much, Maryl ~ love the contemporary version you cited in this Lift, as well as the terrific graphic! Thanks DL team for the good work. Grateful San Diego - 3/3/2014 This was a really cool lift! Thank you! grace - 3/3/2014 Love that you are saying face the problem, not turn your back on it. We are not ignoring evil in Christian Science, head in the sand,a mystical practice. We are through prayer (scientifically and completely)meeting head on each presentment of evil in ourselves and our fellow man. This is not wishy washy "pie in the sky" wishful thinking that evil isn't real....it's a spiritual exercise in recognizing what is real (God-created) and what is not real (world defined). I love this lift. It's clever and entertaining but packed with a spiritual punch. Thanks, Meryl! Sarah - 3/3/2014 Become an Active Scientist, vs a Passive one. Very nice thought! Heather R - 3/3/2014 Suuuuper cool, and excellent thoughts! I've never thought of it that way before. Thanks for the inspiration! Elizabeth B - 3/3/2014 Thank you very much!!! Mari - 3/3/2014 That was an AWESOME visual and message! :-) CORINNE, CORDOBA, ARG, - 3/3/2014 REMINDS ME OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL STORY ABOUT THE TEACHER TELLING THE CHILDREN TO PUT ON THEIR ARMOUR EVERY MORNING AND A LITTLE BOY ADDED:" AND YOU NEVER TAKE IT OFF!" THANK YOU SO MUCH MARYL FOR THIS WONDERFUL LIFT Marilyn from Bedford, NY - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl for stressing the need to face error head on. The video is very clear and encouraging. Also thanks to Peter Jensen, #33, for your comments about praying for Ukraine and its neighbors. Maryl's lift focused on the main description of our armor in Ephesians 6, verses 14 to 17. But the sentence in verse 17 continues in verse 18: "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" This says to me that prayer for others is actually part of "the whole armor of God" since we "are all one in Christ Jesus" (Gal 3:28). Peter - your call to prayer based on that wonderful definition of grace beautifully and lovingly completed our all-embracing armor. Much love to this dear DL community - M name - 3/3/2014 I love this lift and video, but hate it when I sneak up on myself like that and no matter what I lose ... or do I win. ruth - 3/3/2014 Academy award for spiritual preparedness; thanks for this great clip. Kaye from California - 3/3/2014 ABSOLUTELY GREAT LIFT!!!! SUE - 3/3/2014 It is so comforting to know that, when I have to battle the enemy, all my fellow Christians are standing firm WITH ME! Thank you Maryl and #107 Richie. Joy H in Alberta Canada - 3/3/2014 Dear Maryl, The audio and the visual message - perfect for complete armour of alertness and protection. It is active -- not passive. .And It is great to have the further ideas from the Lift responders. #33 adds to the discussion, and how we can pray for the defense of people in all areas of conflict! paula - 3/3/2014 I love the animation, wonderful way to present the idea! Thank you! Cheryl - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this wonderfully fun explanation of this Bible passage! We have used it many times with our soccer goalie granddaughter, who faces many balls and has been healed of the belief of concussion. She now wears the "helmet of salvation" and the 'Whole armor of God". I had never realized that her armor was not covering her back. I see also that not only as goalie, but when she plays the field she, of course, faces the opposing players to make progress for her team. So in every endeavor of her, mine, our lives, we face down the error in order to destroy it. For sure I will be sending this one on to my family! nela - 3/3/2014 Thank you, Maryl, for “Don’t turn your back on the enemy ...” unless of course, you have already put on the whole armor of Love by understanding that it’s really already part of who you are – how God has fashioned you and me and everyone. So, we’re always in fashion and dressed appropriately. You don’t have to obsess over what you should wear. Instead, you can say with authority, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” knowing that “God’s got your back,” even and especially at times you may feel underdressed for the occasion. ;-) And then you can go forward, according to God’s answer to your question of, “What wilt Thou have me to do?” KOUAKIRA, Brazzaville - 3/3/2014 Thank you Maryl, for the demonstration in video. God bless. dave christensen, Big Timber, Montana - 3/3/2014 Great message, and the animated illustration really works for me! Thanks! We have to make sure that when we deny the power of our enemy we are not denying that we have a problem or a human need to face. There can be a fine line in discerning what to deny. You shared a critical message, about a common temptation. Don't turn your back on any challenge, nor pretend it's not there. Face it head-on. Don't deny that there is a human need. It's OK to have a human need. God will meet it. Error is the coward when we face our enemy head-on. Sacha - 3/3/2014 We are always walking forward to the victory and the victory is now. Remember Lot's wife. Don't look back! God is watching our back! Walk forward through the storm. "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky And the sweet, silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone' Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein "You’ll Never Walk Alone". Anna, Atlanta - 3/3/2014 Wow!!! So great, and I love the animation. Than you so much. susan - 3/3/2014 We must always be on the alert. Often when we least expect it, our enemy creeps up from behind! Things could be going swimmingly and then, 'bang' a feeling of self-doubt, bitterness, panic, self-deprecation(there are so many negativities) slips in. We need to press the delete button or zap it immediately, before it takes hold. But we must eradicate, never to return. No lingering traces should be left in our consciousness! Take no prisoners! Anne - 3/3/2014 VERY IMAGINATIVE, MERYL! charli - 3/3/2014 That is a great lift, loved the video--wonderful for our SS students! Thanks so much! Carol from Burbank - 3/3/2014 Maryl, thank-you. I believe facing challenges with God's armour in place works. Not ignoring what's in front of me or the World. It's how I put on my armour which is key. Knowing what to say, not to say, do, while listening to God, Good. The video illustrates human needs. I like that. And thanks to DAVE #128 for his comments. Brian - 3/3/2014 This was so good and clear. Loved the graphic and the music. Really great message from the Bible brought home to everyone. Linda - 3/3/2014 Thank you for this excellent lift. I so appreciated the thoughts and the graphics. Well done! Lindsey - 3/3/2014 Cute video, thanks! Novy - 3/3/2014 Absolutely right! stand for Truth and surely, you'll defeat all enemies. Thank you very much for this wonderful lift. It really helped me to fight back the enemy which I am facing today. Sue in Sydney Aus - 3/3/2014 WOW what a valuable lesson today! and such fun animation to reinforce the lesson thank you so much Maryl. and thank you too to all the comenters (DL family) from around the world. our special gratitude to Peter #33 as our prayers are especially focused on the Ukraine & Russia our daughter & husband are not far from there for another 2 weeks & we are wrapping them right up in God's Love Gabriel - 3/3/2014 As someone who has taken groups of riders on long trail rides, being aware, perhaps sometimes wary of, what was 'coming up behind' was part of my daily duty... The ride must constantly move forward to maintain its momentum & harmony but it is the duty of the trail-leader to make sure that this is done in a safe way with no invasion of 'safe space'... involving sometimes going to the rear & preventing any 'intrusion' like a vehicle/vehicles/motor-cycles etc. around or away from that 'safe space'... It becomes second nature to guard & guide & be a bossy-boots if necessary to explain to non-riders what this 'safe space' needs to be & by 'policing the rear' eliminate any interruption to horsey harmony... That done, we can canter on in joy & freedom. Peter Post - 3/4/2014 Hi Ted, this message was for both of us. Some of these are very, very good....notice it's only 6;53am in NY or Boston and there are 140 people from round the world who have given response comments since this was posted in Boston - probably about 1am NY time. There may be more of us out there than we think when sitting in a sparsely settled branch church. Love you all, Dad Candace - 3/4/2014 Thank you for a wonderful lift. Just what I needed to hear this morning. Lynn - 3/4/2014 So great! Is this going to be saved on the Sunday School pages? Daily Lift Team Please feel free to share a link to this video in the Community section for Sunday School. name - 3/4/2014 Thank you. Z. Scotland - 3/5/2014 Thank you Meryl wonderful lift and much needed for me today x Maria Fernanda from Buenos Aires - 3/5/2014 As usual, Maryl, this is fantastic!!!! Elaina in NC - 3/5/2014 Great visuals for a saving thought. Thank you, Meryl. BDH in Red Bluff - 3/5/2014 As a child I thought that this was somewhat "selfish" --all that armor to protect one person. then I realized that knights without armor can save no damsels. Thank you Mary Rob Kelley - 3/5/2014 Wonderful lift for today...thank you! AD - 3/6/2014 Excellent point! Thank you, and thank you for the illustrative video, great mnemonic for that divine instruction. Jean in Texas - 3/6/2014 Absolutely fabulous and uplifting presentation! I have read these words many times in the Bible, but love the way it was expressed today. Thank you so much for reminding me that We are not alone. jane - 3/6/2014 Love this!!! Thanks Kristin - 3/6/2014 Finally, something for the children! Awesome! Thank you Charlotte - 3/6/2014 Absolutely love it. Very powerful! Katy - 3/6/2014 What a special lift that brings out a new idea for me - no armor on back. Thank you so much Roselina Agossou - 3/6/2014 Thank you o much Maryl. Bette - 3/8/2014 Wonderful! I was much in need today. Thank you name - 3/10/2014 Its a week later and I keep coming back to this DL. I love it. Never turn your back on error. We dont have to be afraid of it. Put on the whole armour of God and that is all we need as we march forth with confidence to whatever awaits us each day. LOL Kay Barbara - 3/13/2014 Thank You! A Great insight of God's Love and Care. "We are clad in the panoply of Love." name - 3/21/2014 Maryl, this message was such an eye opener, and I keep coming back to hear it again. In my closet, I have taped onto the wall the words of the Bible verses you referred to, so that I may see them as I physically and spiritually dress for the day . But I had never given any thought to what armor was (or wasn't) on the my back and why. So important to run - like David - to meet error, not to turn away from it in fear or ignorance. Thank you! Sharon - 4/3/2014 How vitally important! Thank you! Sharon :-) Julie in Australia - 4/7/2014 Hi Maryl - I had previously only heard this lift: now I've also SEEN it and I love it. Thank you and the whole team who put it together. Shari in MI - 6/28/2014 What a blessing this Daily Lift is, Maryl! I didn't discover it until today but I will keep this one handy. Your visuals along with description are wonderful--just what I need right now. Thank you! Thank you, Daily Lift Team, also.