Avatars: What Should a "Faith Reaper" Avatar Look Like?
Putting on the Full Armor of God
A New Avatar
After reading drbj's awesome hub Choosing-Perfect-Avatar on the importance of avatars, it got me to thinking, exactly what should a “Faith Reaper” Avatar look like? Of course, drbj was so kind to comment, after I asked drbj, in a comment on her hub, what a "Faith Reaper" Avatar should look like, and drbj responded that my current avatar “was easy on the eyes”. LOL
In my mind, I was thinking along the lines of a powerful female prayer warrior or warrior of spiritual battles, as I have been there and done that on both counts.
Actually, my profile name of “Faith Reaper” came to me, as my given name means “reaper” or “harvester” and I just threw in the “faith” part, as I am growing in my faith each day. I thought that the new "Faith Reaper" Avatar should have on the Full Armor of God, as that is actually what I put on each morning to be prepared for anything that the enemy wishes to throw at me in this life. I have fought many battles, spiritual battles, and won. So, I thought how appropriate it would be for "Faith Reaper" to have on the Full Armor of God, or at least some of it, i.e., the Helmet of Salvation, maybe holding the Sword of the Spirit, which represents His Word, as His Word is sharper than any double-edged sword, and maybe a Shield of Faith. There is also the Breastplate of Righteousness.
The Talented Vinaya Ghimire on HubPages
Vinaya Ghimire is Awesome
All those who know Vinaya Ghimire via his great hubs here on HubPages, know just how truly talented and knowledgeable he is in many, many areas.
So, I thought about taking one of my regular photos of myself and adding to it to create such a spiritual warrior and possibly using it as an avatar. However, I knew that I did not possess such a talent for such a creation or design.
Instantly, Vinaya popped into my mind, as one who did possess such great talent no doubt! My next thought was, Well, I will just ask Vinaya for his help and go from there. I did just that, and he graciously agreed to offer his help, and I am forever grateful to Vinaya. I am so honored that he would take the time out of his very busy schedule to design such an avatar for me!
I had already chosen the photo I wanted to use to be added to, in the creation and design of a new avatar. I emailed Vinaya, and attached the photo. I also sent some sample images along the lines of what I was thinking. The only thing that I actually did was to send a photo, and Vinaya did the rest!
The Armor of God
What is the Full Armor of God?
In His Word at Ephesians 6:10-18, He tells us exactly what is the full armor of God.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Emphasis added.)
Belt of Truth
The Belt of Truth helps to keep one's armor in place, holding up our spiritual guard to protect us from being vulnerable and exposed.
Breastplate of Righteousness
As Proverbs 4:23 tells us:
"Above all else guard your heart; for out of it are the issues of life"
The Breastplate of Righteousness guards our hearts, as our hearts are very susceptible to the evils of this world. This righteousness is not self-righteousness, but comes from our Lord, and that is how we are able to keep our hearts strong and pure for Him.
Shield of Faith
The Shield of Faith protects us from one of the enemy's deadliest weapons, doubt! When we place our full trust and faith in God, then we can hold our shield up high and it holds.
The Helmet of Salvation
Helmet of Salvation
The Helmet of Salvation is crucial, as we cannot survive without it. It protects our thoughts and minds, as we know the truth, which sets us free!
A Warrior in God's Amy
Sword of the Spirit
The Sword of the Spirit represents the Word of God, which is the only offensive weapon in the full armor of God, as the Word of God is alive and active. His Word tells us that it is sharper than any double-edge sword.
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." ---James 5:16
Remember to Put On the Full Armor of God Daily
Each morning, even before getting out of bed, please remember to put on your full armor of God to protect you from the enemy's schemes.
Remember that the full armor includes: the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, The Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.
Please take time to meditate on His living and active Word to guard your thoughts and your heart against anything the enemy and those flaming arrows he will and does throw at you each day, so that those arrows will just bounce right back off of you.
When you are armed with the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, which is like a double-edge sword, it will cut through the lies of the enemy and you are able to break free of any strongholds.
Really Amazing Video - Avatar - Pandora Nights
Tillsontitan's Avatar Is My Favorite
To the right here, is Mary's current Avatar! Isn't she awesome!
Mary, also known as tillsontitan here on HubPages, is an amazing writer of interesting hubs, which one can tell by her almost constant hubber score of a perfect 100!
Here is the real Mary Craig. If you are not following tillsontitan, then I strongly suggest you do! You will not be disappointed. You will learn a lot from her, just by reading her awesome hubs.
2012 Best Avatar
To the right here, is the Avatar that won Mary best Avatar in 2012!!! I love her writings, plus her Avatar is amazing!
Do you think this newly designed avatar is representative of what a "Faith Reaper" Avatar should look like?
How wonderful it is, when two people from totally different cultures and beliefs, can come to together in collaboration and create something in harmony!!!
I want to give a great big shout out to the amazing Vinaya for his graciously agreeing to offer his expertise in this field of design. I am forever grateful and he has touched my heart so deeply in doing such for me.
Also, drbj, thank you for your insight as to what an avatar is really all about, and for giving us an education on that subject. You're the best! Thanks for inspiring.
And finally, a great big awesome thank you to Mary Craig (tillsontitan), and her amazing avatars!!!
If you choose to comment here, it would be interesting, if you so desire, to indicate who is your favorite avatar here on HubPages.
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