The Armor of God
As the flaming arrows descend upon me, I raise up my shield: some of the arrows stick into the armor of my shield, but I swiftly cut them off of it with my sword. As a warrior for Christ, I face a continuous onslaught of attacks from the forces of evil, but as one who is bound in the armor of God, I am able to defend myself against the darkness that desires to overtake me. This battle is being fought in the heavenly places by my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and his Angel army. He has already won the war, but we, his dedicated followers, are still in the fight because we live in this broken world. My daily prayer ensures that my armor is impenetrable; my daily reading of God’s Word ensures that my sword is sharper than any other. I willingly suffer through this battle because of the saving grace, mercy, forgiveness, wisdom, and love that Christ has bestowed upon me, an undeserving wretched sinner. I will face this fight for the rest of my life as I continue to grow as a Christian, but that is okay because God has equipped me with the tools that I need to survive while carrying out His work.