This morning during my daily God Time, I must admit that I felt very distracted. Focusing to begin with was difficult at best and I had to stop everything and pray for God’s help in bringing me back to Himself.
As I prayed, Ephesians 6 settled into my spirit and I picked up my bible to read. The words floated off the page and I knew that this was exactly what I needed to hear on this day. Distraction, my Teacher pointed out, is one of the enemy’s main weapons; one of his primary go-to battle plans. And, we–as children of the One, True God–are instructed to always, always clothe ourselves in His full armor.
Our father reminds us, through His Word that the devil and his band of demons are very real. We may not see them with our naked eye, but they are just as real as our Father. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they are nowhere near as powerful. The Lord tells us that He has and will always have the edge and, through Him, we also have the same edge. We must not ever forget that.
There is absolutely nothing that satan can throw at us that we and God cannot handle together; together being the operative word. Alone, we are left defenseless, like tiny lambs among wolves. However, when we walk with Him; when we step out on the battlefield in His armor, thine enemies will retreat; they will back away. They know that they can’t win even the smallest battle against Him!
And, even though we know they will return and that they lie in wait, hoping to catch us with our guard down, we need not fear as our God is with us always and loves us dearly. He calls to us to come to Him, defenseless children who become great warriors with Him by our side. Suit up, y’all, it’s going to be a great and victorious day!
And The Word of God Says….
Ephesians 6: 10-
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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. 13 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 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. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.