For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
NO SPIRIT OF FEAR ~
PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD
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.
NO SPIRIT OF FEAR ~
One life makes a difference
There are ways we can pray and protect our own minds. Putting on the full armor of God is a reminder of action. There is a real devil that wants to destroy and divide you from truth. I go back to scripture 16 above, "In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one".
If God puts someone on your mind to pray for, please do it immediately. We just don't know the depth of what people are going through in life. Our minds hold a lot of information that we don't share with others. I find it good to release it and talk to someone you trust. Things are build up and stress can happen. Don't let the stress of things overpower the power of prayer. Prayer changes things and we can't always pray for ourselves. I had times of life when I called someone and said I need your prayers. You don't always have to say details, but pray. God has connected lives for purpose and we continue to grow daily in his love.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.