Friday, January 14, 2022
There are three Scripture passages that serve as a great conclusion to our weeklong study of being strong and wearing the armor God has provided us.
2 Peter 1:3 – 4 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
1 Timothy 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 6:6-7 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
The pursuit of everything in our lives is to become a reflection of God’s glory. It is in the power of the indwelling presence of Jesus that the work of godliness begins. It is in the commitment to wearing the armor that godliness is accomplished.
In my files I found this anonymous prayer that sums up the week’s study. I hope you will find it as encouraging and challenging as I do.
The Warrior’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, Today I stand in victory by putting on the whole armor of God.
I put on the Belt of Truth! May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word so I will not be a victim of Satan’s lies.
I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness! May it guard my heart from evil so I will remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.
I put on the Shoes of Peace! May I stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel so Your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter.
I take the Shield of Faith! May I be ready for Satan’s fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.
I put on the Helmet of Salvation! May I keep my mind focused on You so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.
I take the Sword of the Spirit! May the two-edged sword of Your Word be ready in my hands so I can expose the tempting words of Satan.
By faith your warrior has put on the whole armor of God.
I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory! Amen
May I suggest that we read that prayer regularly as a part of our devotional routine. I believe it will change our perspective and give us strength for what is ahead.