SEE YOURSELF STRONG~
Daily put on the full armor of God. Read about it now and know that your thoughts are important. How you see yourself matters and God has given you a new day for purpose.
AGE MAKES A DIFFERENCE ~ When we are young, are still need to be taught to do the right thing. We need help in knowing if a pan is hot, not to jump off something or just to be guided in life. As we grow older, age makes a difference but someone people just never grow up. They stay trapped in wanting others to do things for them, to guide them totally and make hard decisions.
It becomes time to take responsibility and do things yourself. Yes, I believe that others can speak life words into us, but saying yes to God is your choice. After that yes, we must guard our lives with everything we know to be true. The Bible speaks of putting on the full armor of God. That is a daily action for me, just like putting on clothes. Read what the Bible says:
Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)
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.
NEW DAY ~ we get dressed for the day. According to the weather and depending on where we are going in this day. It is just as important to put on the mind of Christ and the full Armor he speaks about in the above verses. It might sound a little silly, but it's not. We must protect our hearts and thoughts from the devil. His plan is to destroy us in any way he can. God's plan is higher than that and wants the best for each of our lives. God will give your heart's desire if you keep pressing toward him. Our timing is certainly not God's timing, but is everything we do daily.
Each piece of clothing, shoes, hat or jacket is put together by planning the outfit. Each word or thought is put together by a suddenly thought or a purpose to make the day good. We schedule our time with God for healthy living and mind control. Giving out the thoughts that are negative and grabbing on the word of God which has hope, promises and piece. So much more within one book of hope, "Bible".
Most of my days I see myself strong. Somedays I see myself like the little lion just starting out in life. Looking up to find a source of strength looking down on me. I find the picture of the lion and little lion amazing. It is as if God it he Lion and we are the little ones. We need that example before us and teaching of what is right. A path designed by God and a willingness to learn quickly of his ways. God has plan it out, but it is our choices that determine so much in life. See yourself strong today and add it by planning scriptures inside your head and heart. A determination that only God can give and a ready to grown. Someday you will be the big lion that roars strong for Jesus and that someday, can be now.
Go today in piece and live in today! Count some blessings and share some joy. My prayers continue for the readers of my blog.