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.
DO NOT FORGET THIS ~
We must put on the full armor of God daily
I think I forget at times the devil is real and he has a plan too. Let us not forget that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. There is a spiritual battle that goes on in life. Fighting back in prayer and determination to live according to God's word. Life is too short to get stuck on going over negative issues over and over. Building up the strong person inside of you by prayer. Putting on the full armor of God daily to protection your mind, soul and being. We must stand firm with the belt of truth. Don't listen to the negative things in life and become an overcomer of all things.
SHIELD OF FAITH ~
Living a life of faith is important. Other people watch our lives and our actions. We can have all the faith in the world and sometimes prayers don't get answered the way you think. It is in those times of life we must hold onto God's word and his promise. He wants to give the desires of our hearts, but often we must go down a different road than we thought to get there. Blessed are the peacemakers the bible says to us.
Today is a new day filled with opportunities in life. Make sure you put on the full armor and protect your own life. Our minds can go a million miles without leaving a chair. Travel down roads of memories of how far God has brought your life. Stir up the reminders of God doing good things in your life. Wrestle not against flesh and blood, but fight back in prayer and action.
1 John 4:4 ~
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.