Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Put on the WHOLE armour of GOD...

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." Luke 11:21

I woke up this morning with a simple thought... Put on the whole armour of God. 

Now, I don't exactly know how the thought came about, but I know it was the Holy Spirit reminding me to keep watch. And I was truly thankful to the LORD for His kind reminder and faithfulness to me. He is so gracious! 

It's interesting, but sometimes I wake up excited... ready to face the day. The sun may shine brightly and we may think that "all is well".  That's when we can easily get lost in the "tasks" of the day and let go of the guard. Sometimes pride creeps in... making us think "we can handle it all".

Such was the feeling I had this morning. It was beautiful and sunny outside... and I had all sorts of plans for the day. But the Lord gently reminded me... Put on the whole armour of God. 

The armour of God is always needed.... for it helps us to stand against the wiles of the devil. Without the armour we are open to all sorts of attacks that cause us to stumble and fall.  

" Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." 
James 4:7

How gracious the LORD was this morning. It suddenly reminded me of the Lord Jesus' tenderness in His prayer to the Father, 

" I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil one."
John 17:15

We have been thoroughly equipped. God's armour is strong enough for whatever may come our way.  
Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Put on the whole armour of GOD,
And go out in the power of HIS might.
To ward off the wiles of the devil,
Make sure the belt of truth is buckled on tight.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
But against powers and spiritual wickedness in places on high.
So wear your breastplate of righteousness,
To quench all the fiery darts that fly.
Be strong and put on your armour,
Make sure your feet are shod with the gospel of peace.
Above all don't forget to pick up your shield,
For by faith you shall thereby increase.
Take courage for salvation is your helmet.
So keep the WORD of GOD as your constant guide,
And as you fight against the darkness of this world,
Allow not the sharpened sword to fall from your side.
With all perseverance be watchful and pray.
As you run the race, make sure your guard is not down
For with God's armour your battle is won, 
And what joy in the end when you give Him your crown.
~Ellie 6/16/14~

May you be reminded to put on the whole armour of GOD... whereby you may stand.


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