Posted: April 02, 2018
"Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:14-17
This sounds like the crescendo scene from an epic war movie...but it actually should be our daily life. The devil spends his time plotting to destroy anything and everything good God has given us. If we want to withstand evil, we need to take seriously this command to protect ourselves with God's gifts of peace, faith, salvation, and scripture.
Heavenly Father, I know that there is an evil enemy who battles me in the spiritual realm daily. I know that I need to stay close to You in prayer and in Your Word. Remind me to put on my spiritual armor and to stand my ground. Thank You for upholding me and always being by my side. Amen.