Show up Fully Dressed! Part 2
Ephesians 6:12-13 "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 form."
This is probably the most neglected passage in all of scripture. I don't want to elaborate on it a lot today but would rather have you meditate on it. If a guy was running towards with a gun or knife, would you take notice and defend yourself? Absolutely! You would take the appropriate actions in order to live and overcome an attack. Just the thought of potentially being attacked has lead many to take self-defense classes so that they are prepared if an attack ever happens.
As Christians, we are under attack every single day and many don't even realize it. We have to stand guard, be fully clothed in our spiritual armor so that we can withstand the attacker.
What are some areas of your life that are vulnerable today? What steps can you take to protect yourself knowing that a guy may not come at you with a knife today...but you are being attacked by spiritual forces of evil....doubt, fear, obsessing, comparison, quick temper, gossip....all of these are evidence that there is warfare going on.
Be encouraged today to live for the one who wins!