If you’re residing on the same globe as me, you’ll agree life is a war zone. In a hurting world of headlines, you may have noticed the lights going down in an already dark world. We need more than ourselves to get through daily living . We need God.
There is an enemy who sends fiery deadly-D-darts our way . . . discouragement, doubt, and despair. But, his mission is not only to defeat . . . but to destroy.
Unfortunately, it’s not a video game where you get to level three by annihilating generated demons that get in the way. There is a reality-realm where we need the unseen clothes to battle the unseen war. Flesh and blood we might be able to handle, but principalities call for supernatural garments.
If demons weren’t real, Jesus wouldn’t have had to cast so many out.
As Christian women, our heart’s battle is for our home, marriages, and children in the day of reckless evil. We don’t have to experience weakness and impotence when praying prodigals to return, marriages to be restored, or to find needed strength to move our sick bodies.We can be more victorious than ancient warriors.
Get dressed and stand firm.
Put on the full armor of God that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of your adversary. Ephesians 6:11
Today, don’t let the enemy catch you half-dressed. He works around the clock and never calls a truce. And the next time someone sees you still standing and comments on your royal wardrobe, just say, “This old thing – my helmet of salvation? I’ve had it for years. It still fits!”
Our timeless ensemble doesn’t go out of style – yet, totally vintage.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 how to dress for success in six easy steps:
Stand firm having girded your loins with the belt of truth (so we can hear it and speak it), put on the breastplate of righteousness (to protect our heart), shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, take up the shield of faith to extinguish the flaming missiles, take the helmet of salvation (know Who you belong to), and sword of the Spirit (the double edged Word of God) :14-17 . . . and don’t forget the military order to pray at all times.
Wondering what shoes to wear to match your outfit? Put on the sandals of peace and spread Jesus with every step. Gird up with more than spanx – make truth your foundation garment!
So, left hand shield, right hand sword . . . boots on the ground. We’re dressed and ready to stand together in holy bravery and fight . . .