Armor of God – Challenge and Prayer

Romans 13:14 (TPT) “Instead, fully immerse yourselves into the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, and don’t waste even a moment’s thought on your former identity to awaken its selfish desires.” Galatians 3:26-27 (NLT) “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptismContinue reading “Armor of God – Challenge and Prayer”

Sword of the Spirit, Word of God

Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 that the Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. It is both a powerful offensive and defensive weapon for warriors of Christ. Ephesians 6:13-16 (NLT) “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil.Continue reading “Sword of the Spirit, Word of God”

Helmet of Salvation

I remember when I had our children and how I felt compelled to remind anyone holding them as infants “to support their head!” It didn’t matter if it was a grandparent or another parent holding them – the reminder just automatically rolled off of my lips. Why? To protect their brains! The human brain isContinue reading “Helmet of Salvation”

Shield of Faith

I once heard a preacher say that “faith is constant obedience to the Word of God regardless of circumstance or consequence”. That type of faith is enduring, lasting, tenacious. I want that! How about you, warrior? How do we have enduring faith? In Whom do we have this faith? Scripture tells us… Romans 1:17 (NLT)Continue reading “Shield of Faith”

Breastplate of Righteousness

A breastplate or body armor is a key part of a warrior’s armor as it offers protection to the body’s core. The Roman breastplate transformed from a solid, heavy metal covering made of 2 formed pieces to fit a soldier’s chest and back to a covering of lighter weight and more flexible iron strips tiedContinue reading “Breastplate of Righteousness”

Belt of Truth

To understand the importance of a belt for a warrior in Jesus’ day, imagine that warrior dressing for war in his tunic – a loose-fitting garment. His belt not only cinched the cloth against his body, it also had fabric or leather strips hanging down from it to help protect his innermost, sensitive parts andContinue reading “Belt of Truth”

Put On Christ, Warrior!

How many times growing up were you told to “put on a happy face” or to “put on your big girl (or boy) pants and stop whining” or “put your best foot forward”? There are a multitude of mantras about putting something on that supposedly makes us or our lives better. The most worthwhile andContinue reading “Put On Christ, Warrior!”

Health for the Battle

In my not so distant past, there was a day that I gazed longingly at a locally grown, non-organic, fresh peach on my kitchen counter. It smelled so good and looked so enticing! I really wanted to eat it, but knew that one bite would leave me with an itchy tongue and a scratchy throatContinue reading “Health for the Battle”

Boot Camp 10

This final posting about My Top 10 List in the Lord’s Boot Camp focuses on #10 Serving. I am sure that as a child you were told, as was I, to follow the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That wisdom comes from Jesus when He toldContinue reading “Boot Camp 10”