Today I shared the whole Armor All deal with the staff. They had some really great insights to share from their own experiences.
Incase you don’t know what I’m referring to, it’s this passage I shared 2 days ago (from Ephesians 6).
â€œBe strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of Godâ€™s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[c] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of Godâ€™s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.â€ 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of Godâ€™s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[d] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[e] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all…”
My favorite insight?
Notice there is no mention of armor protecting your back. Someone shared that God is not a God who gives us the spirit of fear. We have no reason whatsoever to run and hide if we are doing the will of the Lord. In fact, we have every reason to advance!
Who needs armor protecting the back?
I’m not running.
How about you?