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GUIDNACE

JACKIE TURNER

Ephesians 6:10-11

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

How many times have we rushed into our days or a tough situation without being prepared to face it? We have become so self-reliant we actually believe we can take on the enemy ourselves. This is a dangerous mindset because when we go into battle without following our leader, Jesus Christ, we will get knocked down every single time.

He has given us the armor of God to put on each day so we can properly take on the enemy who seeks to kill, steal and destroy. The armor is life and God is our leader who fights on our behalf. Isn’t it so much better to follow a God who is fighting for us? So why do we so often try to fight on our own?

Each morning before you even get out of bed, pray the armor of God over yourself. He gave us each specific piece of armor for a reason and we need all of them. For example, what is the use of the sword of the spirit (God’s word) to counteract the condemnations of the enemy if you don’t have the shield of faith to protect against them?

Don’t rush into battle anymore without your leader and your armor. Then when life starts to go bad for you or your family, or the world becomes unstable, you’ll remember that these issues are nothing compared to the power of Jesus. With Him, and only Him, will there ever be true victory over the world and our enemy.

QUESTION 1. How do you start your day? Do you prepare for the coming battle or do you check Facebook or think about all the tasks you have to do as you slowly get stressed out?
QUESTION 2. Do you try to take on the world and the enemy without your armor and without your leader going before you? It doesn’t work does it?
CHALLENGE: Seek God first and follow him into battle. He will give us victory; but we must be prepared with the full armor of God on at all times.