Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Let’s pray through and personalize this passage today.
The last thing Paul is asking me is to “be strong in the Lord.” I am to find my strength in the Lord God and in His power. I am not able to live the life I am called to live, but He is. I need to draw close to God and to enjoy Him and what He can and is doing.
I will put on Him, His armor. I will be able to stand against the devil and all his tricks if I will do that. It is hard for me to understand but my problems aren’t with people. My issues are with all sorts of spiritual powers. Powers that literally rule over vast portions of the world are fighting against me. That is why I need all the protection that God offers me. If I will trust Him and obey Him, then I can stand no matter how wicked and evil things get around me. I will still be standing when this battle and war are over. I want to stand firm and knowing this I can.
I will stand first as I wrap myself in His truth. I will stand knowing that only His holiness and sinlessness can help me stand. I fail but He never does so I stand in Him and what He has done and not in me and what I have done.
I will walk in the gospel. I will live it out. I will know that all about me depends on Him and what He has done.
I will lift my shield of faith so that I can stop these wicked thoughts that hit my heart and mind. I know Satan wants to destroy me, and I have let him do that in the past but no longer. I will lift my shield and hold it high in faith.
I know that it is His salvation that I live in. I know that it is the Word of God that is the only actual weapon that I have. I will learn to fight with His Word.
I will pray and beg knowing that the Holy Spirit will get my prayers through. I will wait expecting Him to answer. I will not give up. I will pray for all my brothers and sisters in Christ as well that they might enjoy this great victory that I have found in Him and His power.
I ask God to give me the wisdom to know how to talk about Him. I want to tell others how good He is boldly. I want to share the gospel truth with many. I am His spokesperson. I am His servant. I will speak like He wants me to speak. I will ask for His wisdom to speak well for Him.
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