THE 16th OF DECEMBER
WE HAVE TO PUT ON GOD’S ARMOR TO WIN IN THE SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. – Ephesians 6:13
We have to be equipped with all the pieces of armor that God has provided for us in order to walk faithfully on God’s path, on a daily basis. Without having the armor on, we would be unable to remain strong in our faith in God, knowing that our Lord always loves us and never forsakes us. The enemy does everything in his power to convince us that God allows the problems and tribulations in our lives because we do not deserve God’s love, therefore He does not love us anymore.
Jesus, though fully innocent, was rejected, mocked, imprisoned, tortured and even whipped almost to death and then crucified as a common criminal. And He still never doubted the love of the Father. Jesus endured tremendous rejection, pain and suffering and never gave up on us. He went through such terrible torment to save us, because He loved and continues to love us so much.
Only by thinking in agreement with God’s Word can we be truly convinced of how much God loves us and be able to stop measuring His love for us based upon how good or bad things are going in our lives. The more we renew our minds according to God’s truth, the more firm we may stand after doing all that we can in our crises. In Jesus we are victorious!
Glory and honor to Your holy Name Lord Jesus for all You suffered in my place. Thank You with all my heart for making me a victor and giving me authority in Your Name. Lord, please help me remember that I can always protect myself by putting on Your armor and the Holy Spirit lives in me and is always ready to help me. In Your Name, dear Jesus, I can win the battle and in the end I can stand firm, immovable and victorious. Heavenly Father please help me enjoy my everyday life and fulfill the plan You have for me. Amen.