Steadfast in His Armor

Pastor Ed Young - Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church
Ed Young

August 24, 2023

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Ephesians 6:10-13 "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...so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."

Think

Navigating our daily lives can sometimes feel like walking through a dense forest without a clear path. Each of us faces unique challenges: juggling work pressures, parenting kids, managing household responsibilities, and seeking personal fulfillment amidst the chaos. In these moments, when the way forward isn't clear, it might feel like we're surrounded by shadows. But God, in his infinite wisdom and love, has not left us to wander aimlessly. He provides a complete set of armor, not just for a select few, but for every single Christ-follower. This armor isn't one-size-fits-all; it's tailor-made to suit our unique lives, struggles, and callings.

It's amazing to think that every morning when we wake up, there's armor designed precisely for us, waiting to be worn. These aren't just tools for navigating the physical world, but also for guiding us through spiritual and emotional challenges. It's more than just physical protection; it's spiritual empowerment.  Every piece serves a purpose, addressing the different ways the enemy might try to wage war against us. However, it's important to remember that simply owning this armor isn't enough. Just as a soldier must put on his gear daily, we must consciously equip ourselves with God's armor each day.

Apply

Starting tomorrow morning, as you begin your day, take a moment to mentally "put on" each piece of God's armor. Visualize it. As you do, reflect on its purpose and ask God to empower you to use it effectively throughout the day. By making this a daily habit, you'll begin to have a mindset of readiness, ensuring you're prepared for whatever battles come your way.

Pray

Father, thank you for not leaving me unprotected in the midst of spiritual battles. I'm grateful for the armor you've designed for me. Help me remember the importance of wearing it daily and guide me in using each piece effectively to stand firm in my faith. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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