Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory. — Ephesians 3:20-21
God says: My enemy will stand against you at every turn. You are no match for him. But My Spirit is in you, and the enemy is no match for Him.
Wear the belt of truth. What My Spirit tells you will help you oppose your opposer.
Put on the breastplate of righteousness. Resolve to fight every trace of self-centeredness within you.
Identify the peace the gospel provides. Think of that peace as a pair of shoes you can wear to keep running the race in the face of all opposition.
Hold on to the shield of faith. Know that I am who I AM, that My plan is on course, that you are My child, and that one day you will be fully formed like My Son.
Keep the helmet of salvation on your head. No matter what happens, no matter how you fail, all shall be well. Never stop reading My letters.
My Word is My Spirit’s sword. Use it to fight evil, first in you, then around you. Learn to pray. Pray in My Spirit, on all occasions.
Celebrate the joy you can know when you live to complete My Son, to reveal Him to the world, and to delight Him with your response to His love.
Take a Moment to Pray Father, is there really a power within me that is doing more than I can think or imagine? I want to believe it and trust You. Help me to fight the battles that matter to You and let go of the ones that are not eternal. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
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Take a Moment to Reflect
- Jesus described the enemy as the “father of lies.” What are some of the lies Satan whispers to you that threaten to overwhelm the Spirit of truth’s work in you?
- How does knowing that God’s Word is the Spirit’s sword help you to understand why the order in which His work is done — “first in you, then around you”—is important?
- Which of the descriptions of the armor of God appeals to you today and why?
Take a Moment to Respond
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