As we live out this last week before Christmas, here’s something to ponder: What has scuffed the inside of your shield of faith?
I say “the inside” because this is the part that’s facing us as we hold up our shield of faith against the evil one.
Different things have affected us and done a number on us throughout our lives. I strongly urge each one of us to take it to the Lord, throw it on Him – Cast all your anxieties/cares on the Lord for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
Take a Calgon Moment in this Truth again: 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. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints (Eph 6:10-18, NIV).
MERRY CHRISTMAS and God’s blessings to you!