Have you ever felt any of these? I know that when my husband was deployed there could have been a whole lot of isolation and idleness (The boys went to bed and I had hours after that because I had a hard time falling asleep with hubs gone.) These are times, according to William Gurnall in The Christian in Complete Armor, when Evil and all of his henchmen (the Devil and his fallen angels) will find us. But wait...
Have you read Ephesians 6:10-17? What an image! We are armored, protected, suited up for this battle.
- A Belt of Truth
- The Breastplate of Righteousness
- Shoes of Peace
- A Shield of Faith
- A Helmet of Salvation
- and our weapon, the Sword. The Word of God.
And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours,
thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still;
His kingdom is forever.
I'm so fortunate to be a part of that Kingdom. To have this armor. To call this Lord, "My Protector"!
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com