Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The armor......

Today, I am struggling.

I am struggling with lies. Lies that I am buying into.

Oh yeah, and I am paying big bucks for them.

You see, we are told that Satan is a deceiver and that we should put the whole armor of God on everyday.

"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"
—Ephesians 6:11-18

So why have I chosen to listen to his lies today?

He is so sneaky, he knows all of my weaknesses.....the secret issues that I have.

He knows that I struggle with self worth.......bad. He knows that I feel totally inadequate in so many areas of my life.

I know that God loves me just the way I am. Yet I forget it so easily. I forget to put on my armor. I forget that there is evil in this world that is waiting to drag me down! It is so very real, yet I forget just how real until I am in the place I am now.

Don't worry, I know that my Lord has made me a promise!! He has promised me that He will never leave me or forsake me.

My prayer for today is that I can be reminded of God's love and how unconditional it is. It truly is a gift that I have been given....and don't deserve.....yet He loves me so much that He gives it in spite of me!!

What lies do you buy into? How does it affect your walk with Christ?

I hope that you are remembering to put your armor on today!