Thought for the day 21

Thought for the Day

Why do we put moisturiser on our faces? Bit of a random question I know but why do we protect our skin like that? ... or here’s another random one, why do we put rain coats on when we head out to the rain??

No I’m not mad, and yes I know it’s all about protection. Why then do we neglect to put on our spiritual amour before we go anywhere or so anything?

Ephesians 6 tells us to put on our spiritual armour and it will protect us in many ways. It tells us that we will be able to stand firm when the enemy attacks, but so many of us day after day forget to put it all on and then we have nothing to fight with when we are attacked or a situation comes our way!

So here’s the thought, just like you put on your moisturiser, or you dress appropriately for the weather... dress yourself spiritual every morning too. Wear your armour to fight the battle!!

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 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, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬