I hope you’re enjoying our summer series thus far. I know I am! If you’ve missed any of the posts, I’ve placed a few links at the bottom for ya! You can also search our blog for #WFASummer.
Our armor for this week is the breastplate of righteousness. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:14 to “…stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.” I spent some time thinking about what righteousness really looks like when I wear it in my life. And . . . of course . . . as I was thinking, I was reminded of times where I was in total disregard. My actions, my attitude, my way of thinking, were all sure-tell signs.
I cringe just thinking about it.
I mean, I had it – the truth of God’s Word. But was I wearing it? When our armor is worn incorrectly, hanging on by a thread, or placed to the side for a moment, it will malfunction. It’ll be useless to us. The enemy never takes a break with trying to take us out. We will be caught off guard and without protection during battle.
Putting on the armor requires action on our part. Daily action. It’s us taking off the layers of the world and putting on the layers of God’s Word. My quiet time with Him is vital in doing just that. When that sacred time is neglected, my heart’s condition shows it very well.It’s us taking off the layers of the world and putting on the layers of God’s Word.
Let’s create a habit. During this summer series, let’s be diligent with putting on the armor daily. Now, there are going to be days when it will definitely need to be applied a few times within the day. Sometimes before you even make it out of the bed! It’s okay! Just be sure to reapply! And if you have to use a bit of duct tape to keep it secure, that’s okay too. 🙂
We are in this together.
Hey, before I go, there are winners that need to be announced! First, I want to thank each of you that shared what applying the belt of truth looks like in your life. If you would like to be encouraged, definitely take a moment to read the stories that have been shared.
You are our winners! You’ll be receiving a War Room movie goody bag! Our next giveaway will be Wednesday.
See you then!