Monday, April 22, 2013

The Sally Port--By Linda Kozar

From "Babes With A Beatitude--Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith" (Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) 

The Sally Port

"So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them”
--2 Kings 6:16

In medieval times, castles were built with a sometimes secret door or opening that was heavily guarded for time of siege. The purpose of such a door was to allow quick passage of troops to attack the enemy. But it was also a way of escape for the royal family if a siege wasn't going well. This way of escape was called a "sally port."

If your life is under siege, you need answers. When the enemy is at your gate, you need to know how to defeat him. Second Corinthians 10:4 tells us "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds." God's Word, the bible is our weapon. Though the bible looks like an ordinary book, it is the greatest weapon in mankind's arsenal--forged in the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


~Beatitude Check~

Think of the bible as a believer's Boot Camp, where we are trained to do battle in the spirit. The way to defeat the enemy is to go on the offensive and send him running. Victorious believers in Christ do not turn tail and run. We do not need a Sally Port for escape. We need a Sally Port to lead the charge against the enemy in order to defeat him!

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Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries) and her nonfiction title, Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda Kozar is the author of six books. Her latest, titled “Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation,” is a collection of stories from people who experienced the good, the bad and the ugly when they moved. www.lindakozar.com  http://bookishdesires.blogspot.com

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