Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Did you put on your armor today?

I was just reading in Ephesians 6. Verses 10-20 are about the Armor of God. These verses are and forever will be used for illustrations and themes for camps and vacation Bible schools, which is good. We have heard it so many times throughout our lives though, but my thought for today is are we really doing it? Do we wake up each day and not only put on our physical clothing, but also prepare ourselves and clothe ourselves with the armor of God? Each morning as we are getting ready do we mentall and spiritually put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, fit our feet with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, pick our shield of faith and our sword of the Spirit (scripture), and finally place the helmet of salvation on our heads? I encourage you and myself to think about that everyday. Don't leave this great passage of scripture at camp or vacation Bible school. As Christ followers we need to daily put on our armor and be ready to stand up for our faith and battle the enemy. The end of this passage talks about prayer, our communication with the Most High King. Prayer is so important to daily life and to our battle against the enemy and our pursuit of God and not the things of this world. I was struck by the importance of this scripture and how as we grow older sometimes this scripture gets pushed aside because we hear it so many times as children, and I wanted to share that with you.

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