I think we can all say we have seen and heard a lot of sad news lately. At the beginning of 2021, I was thinking about what I wanted to focus on and what my "word" for this year was going to be. I don't always have a word for the year, but when I do, it seems to help keep me focused. So, my phrase for 2021 is "Look for the Good!" As I have tried to focus on looking for the good, a lot of sad has tried to steal that attention. This past weekend as I was traveling back from visiting family God reminded me of the importance of preparing for Spiritual warfare, and He has equipped us to be prepared by giving us His word and specifically Ephesians 6:13-18:
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 take the 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. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
Will you join me in Suiting Up - putting on the "Full Armor" every day and teaching our kids the importance of visualizing putting on the armor of God.
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