• Gathered Under Grace

Always Prepared

'Are you wearing a bulletproof vest?' I heard this question on one of my favorite 'good guys win in the end' mysteries the other day. A police officer was talking to an elementary school class and one of the kids asked him if he was wearing his bulletproof vest. Looking at him you couldn't tell. He was in a suit and tie, yet he popped a button to show the kids that he was 'always prepared'. Move ahead two or three scenes, and as we know scripts tend to do, his vest ended up saving his life. Ephesians 6:11 The Voice "Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes." When I saw this verse it brought this scene back to my mind. When we walk out the door every day, are we prepared and wearing our bulletproof vest? The armor of God is available to each of us. It's up to us to utilize the tools we need to help us be prepared and for our protection. We should put on our armor, or 'bulletproof vest' everyday, so that we are prepared for every circumstance. Head to toe in the the full armor of God. Ephesians 6:12-18 The Voice "We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray always. Pray in the Spirit. Pray about everything in every way you know how! And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed."



Deltona, FL, USA


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