trained for strength.
Single 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square vision art card, printed on fine art paper. Watercolor graphic art design. With envelope.
Artist Interpretation -
There is something about boxing gloves that, whenever the Lord shows me a vision in which they are involved, my spirit is stirred with excitement. I’ve come to understand over time, and through prayer, exactly why that is. The boxing gloves represent the kind of strength that comes through intense training and is backed by action that produces results. A sport that isn’t for the faint of heart, between the process of training and the matches that take place in the ring, boxing represents how we are to engage in the spiritual fight in our lives, as we battle an enemy whose sole purpose is to knock us out. The enemy we face isn’t a lightweight and, with each step we take that advances us toward obedience in the Lord, Satan attempts to knock our feet out from underneath us. When we recognize that we are, in fact, the powerhouse in the ring, we can face the fight with a new-found strength and confidence. Through the weapons handed to us by the Holy Spirit, we train and fight daily, in ways considered unconventional to our world - learning the best “punches” through instructions found in God’s Word, through warring in prayer and fighting through worship, gaining a different kind of strength that the enemy can’t match. Train hard, stay in the spiritual battle and don’t give up. Through our strength found in Jesus Christ, we can be assured we will land punch after punch, pummeling the enemy into epic defeat.
“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” - 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
“being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;” - Colossians 1:11