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.
PREPARE YOURSELF ~
As we guard our mind and shield our lives, we find that good and bad happens to each of us. Each day brings a newness of life and yet dealing with things from yesterdays. Pressing toward God and allow him freedom to help us. His word (Bible) is valuable and has words of hope, encouragement and shows us his favor upon us. We must be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. It's important to think about things and stay alert for things that can come your way.
I am reminded today of this:
2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.