Jesus, be the Lord over ALL my life.
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Dressing to Face Each Day
Exodus 14:14 (NIV) tells me, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to stand still.”
Thanks, Lord, for what You share in Ephesians 6, a description of the armor You supply for me to put on each day:
1 – BELT of TRUTH, which affirms who I am in Christ.
Because of the death of Your Son, Jesus, on the cross, I am a new creation of infinite worth. (2 Cor 5:17)
2 – BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which protects my heart.
Because of Jesus death, I have been justified–been made just as if I’d never sinned. I am completely forgiven and fully pleasing to You. I no longer have to allow my emotions to control me; they are protected and valuable in Christ.
3 – FOOTWARE with the readiness of the gospel of PEACE.
Because of Jesus sacrificial death, my life has been reconciled with You, Heavenly Father. I am totally accepted by You. I can know Your peace personally and live in Your will as a peacemaker.
4 – SHIELD of FAITH
Because of Your sovereignty, God is in control of all things. I can trust You with my whole self.
5 – HELMET of SALVATION, protecting my mind.
Because of Jesus death, burial, and resurrection, I have been made brand new, complete in Christ, and Your child. I have the mind of Christ. I can choose on what I will or won’t think, allowing You to renew my mind.
6 – SWORD of the SPIRIT, the WORD of God.
Because of who You are, I am deeply loved by You. I no longer have to fear the enemy. Your Word is my weapon: defensively–to ward off the attacks of the evil one; offensively–to speak to others regarding Jesus’ offer of salvation to us all. Father, You provided this armor when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In this passage, You tell me to put it on, and then four different times, You says to stand, stand, stand, stand…. For the battle belongs to You….. and You are already the Victor!
Thank You, Father! Thanks for equipping me, for growing me up to be just like Jesus. Keep at it. Here am I; I want You to have all of me. Amen.