GOSPEL OF PEACE ~
Ephesians 6:10-24 New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
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.
The truth of the matter is this, when things suddenly change, we must deal with it. Dealing with it is different for each person and we might forget to put on the full armor of God. Dealing with things in self is much harder than dealing with the holy spirit. The holy spirit brings peace and a calm to your mind plus soul. Nothing is too big for God and he knew this would happen. This being whatever it is your facing.
Over the last few days, I have talked with others who haven't put on their full armor of God. You can tell as people try to deal with things in self and not in God. God is able but we must surrender our will to his will. We must surrender our thoughts to his thoughts. I totally believe this, God hasn't brought us this far to leave us. Choose to guard your heart, your mind and soul. Choose to live in the land of peace and not frustrations of life. Choose to let God be the God in your life you so need. Letting go of what you can't change and go ahead to change the things you can.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.