Day 14: There’s Always 10 More!
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” -Ephesians 6:11
Lord this challenge is truly difficult but I am determined to make it.
The belt is symbolic to the truth. God’s truth is the weapon we need to defeat Satan’s lies that can sometimes sound like the truth. Satan is the master of confusion while God’s word is order.
The Breastplate is his righteousness. Because God sent his only begotten son to die for our sins, he covered our hearts with righteousness. Our hearts, the seat of our emotions are on constant attack by the enemy. The breastplate was put into place to ensure his approval our actions.
The footgear is the readiness to spread the Good News of the gospel of peace. The footgear that the Lord has blessed us with helps us to keep up the good work by spreading the Good News. The enemy is the master of self doubt. His main goal is to make us believe that every one is against us who isn’t already proven to believe. When we fall into the mindset that its pointless to keep preaching because you think that no one is listening, remember to strap up your soldier boots and keep spreading the word.
Our shield is our Faith. Every time the enemy throws the daggers of life at us we must throw up the shield to block those blows. Our faith must remain intact to be sure we hold steady that the Lords will-will be done and he is a faithful just God. He will not forsake us and the promises he has made.
The helmet is the salvation. As I said before, Satan wants us to doubt God and the promises he has made. He wants us to question every aspect of religion. The helmet is to protect our minds from the cruel doubt.
The sword is the spirit, the word of God. Armed with the word of God, that is the only offense we have against the constant hurdles thrown in the way.
God’s Armor for us… We are engaged in a spiritual battle-all believers find themselves subject to Satan’s attacks because they are no longer on Satan’s side. Thus, Paul tells us to use every piece of God’s armor to resist Satan’s attacks and to stand true to God in the midst of those attacks.
I am know I have my battles with self doubt and that is my cross to bear. The good news is, I’m trying. I am determined to shake all the baggage that constantly attempts to drag me down. I declare from this day forward that I will dress from head to toe ready for battle against Satan and his minions.
As the saying goes, ‘the devil is a liar.’
I am great, I am worthy, I am loved, I AM a child of God.