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June 15, 2013

Suit Up in God’s Word!

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These kids are sharp in their beautiful tuxedos and gowns, but God has a different kind of garment for daily spiritual living.—the whole armor of God.

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted on my blog, but life happens. It’s been six whole months—not cool. Nonetheless, I love writing, so in the midst of life happening, writing has to happen too.

This post will be short but sweet. I am writing about something I heard in a prayer the other day. It was a child who talked about how God’s word should be like a language to us. It was so simple but very profound. I thought about how Christ followers would always have a word of encouragement to speak if the word was as familiar to us as our native language. Being a sojourner here on this earth, we should learning as much about heaven’s language as we can. That should be our aspiration. Learning French or Japanese is great, but it simply can’t compare to talking God’s language and communicating to Him through His word.

And while I was just sitting here in one of my favorite bookstores, drinking coffee and being a Wi-Fi hog, I thought about how God’s word should clothe us as well. Now, of course I didn’t make this up. I’m not that deep. God already gave Paul this revelation in Ephesians a couple of thousand years ago. God talks about how we should be clothed with the whole armor of the Lord on a daily basis in Ephesians 6:10-18.

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Do you have your shield of faith with you today? Don’t leave home without it!

If we seek God, He has our gear already to go so we can be suited up and ready for the world. Anything this unstable and ungodly world can throw at God’s saints, we are prepared for when we clothe ourselves in Him. So even if Gucci turns your head or Prada makes you smile. Even if Jimmy Choo’s are on your must-have list. Let me tell you what is truly essential gear—the whole armor of God is a must have and it’s never outdated in any season of your life.

Ephesians 6:10-18 (ESV)

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and takethe helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

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  1. “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Comment by Mel A. Bowers — June 17, 2013 @ 7:21 pm | Reply


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