"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).
The life of a soldier at war is difficult. They live under the constant threat of attack and each day they must prepare for battle. Each day they must make sure they are properly dressed to face the enemy.
In a very real sense, we are ALL at war! Every child of God faces an enemy who is determined to engage us in battle each and every day.
Some of us feel defenceless against such attacks. We feel defeated with no hope of victory, but Paul tells us how to get properly dressed and stand through the battles (Ephesians 6:14-17 ).
Yes, the attacks are going to come. But we cannot wait for the battle to begin before getting dressed and putting on our equipment.
The enemy is determined to steal our joy and cause us to be ineffective soldiers for God. Let's ruin his plan! Let's defeat the enemy before the attacks even begin by starting each and every day with getting fully dressed for battle.
Father, help me to be daily fully dressed for battle IJN.