Welcome to week 6 of our study. Hard to believe – we only have a few days left of our Ephesians study. For those who have joined me on this journey, congratulations on this amazing accomplishment of studying through the book of Ephesians this Summer. For those who have popped in, to glean from the blog posts, you are reaping good things in your spirit – as you turn your eyes to Jesus and the bounty He offers to us – as His followers!
I invite you all to join me, as we peek at Ephesians 6:10-13 – which is today’s passage. As you prepare for what I have to share, please get out your Bibles and journals and spend time soaking up His Word (the secondary Scripture, is 1 Cor. 9:24-25). After you spend some time meditating on these treasures, meet me back here.
The full armor of God is such a gift!
Our reality is this truth – While we face a heavy battle, God is standing by our side equipping us for all we need. He is equipping us to: 1) Fight the battle 2) Victoriously win.
I can stand firm in today’s adversity, because of the gift of God, His love and hope, and the armor He alone provides. The only way to defeat the enemy is, by keeping the armor of God on. Yes, it can get a bit hard – remembering to keep it on. But, this is where the battle is won.
Jesus wants us to win. He wants to help us achieve this victory. But, it only comes – as we stay close and listen to His instructions given to us through the Bible!
He wants to give us strength.
He wants us to win, but this can only happen – as we draw near to our beloved Savior! And, allow Him to help us to put on the armor.
Now, there is something we need to understand: The armor of God is custom designed for our individual fights. His armor is custom designed, so we need not worry that it won’t fit with our lives or struggles.
I know, for my own life, I need to run the winning way – this means putting on God’s armor. This is the living, where it desperately counts.
God is why we can stand firm and overcome.
Lord God, we are tired and our sinful self is raging. We need You to give us, Your followers, clarity on how to put on Your precious armor pieces and to know how they work. Thank You for Your trusted Word and for supplying all we need. Be our strength, today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.