When I became a Christian, my mom taught me about God’s Armor (Ephesians 6:20-19). She told me to put in on in-prayer EVERY day, and so I have… and I cover all those I love as well 🙂
HELMET of Salvation (Greek: “of Deliverance“) -May we know Who’s we are and where our Deliverance comes from! Give us the mind of Christ.
BREASTPLATE of Righteousness– We are righteous because of the blood of Jesus! Even when we are unfaithful, He remains Faithful and True… it’s not dependent on any works. Help us see.
SHEILD of faith – (Greek: “of Trust”) I love this: all we have to do to deflect those fiery darts of the enemy, is TRUST! God will take care of it- He knows your name; has counted every hair. Help us Trust.
SWORD of the Word – (Greek: “given by the Word”) The Word = The Bible to be exact. We’ve got to read it and know it, to be able to use it. And WOW, is it full of promises and directions! May we read.
SHOES of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace – a tad confusing to me until I saw the Complete Jewish Bible translation: “readiness that comes from the Good News.” – You hear about Jesus and just can’t wait to run off and share! (John 4:28) Make is ready to share.
Always available, always usable, always fits 😉 This is Good stuff- this is Good News. Cover us in Your Armor, LORD.