While I take a break from the live morning broadcasts I’ve done for the past 14 months, I will still leave some written encouragement for each day. This week’s focus will be on being protected with the full armor of God.
“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.”
Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)
As we pause to remember and honor the sacrifices made by so many to secure and protect the freedoms we enjoy, our prayer focus this week will be on the protection available to us by putting on the full armor of God.
As you pray this week, thank God for those who have given their life in service to their country. Pray that you would give value to their sacrifice by living with the protection of God’s armor. Pray that you would live a life of thankfulness for the freedoms you have while not allowing those freedoms to become your God. Pray that you would resist evil by using the protective armor God has provided. Pray that you would be willing to sacrifice whatever is needed so that others would know of real freedom in Christ.
Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.