Putting on the full Armor of God
by Charles Stanley
Hompage Ministry of hope
Putting on your Armor
Before you get out of bed in the morning, I encourage you to mentally and verbally put on these pieces of armor. Say aloud to the Lord:
Lord, by faith hereís what Iím doing right now to prepare myself for the coming day.
Iím putting on the belt of truth, I ask You to make it very clear to me what I am to accept into my life and what I an to reject. Help me to see clearly the motives of others as they deal with me and converse with me. Let me walk in Your truth, making decisions and choices according to Your plans and purposes for my life.
I am putting on the breastplate of righteousness. Guard my emotions today. Protect my heart. Help me to take into my life only the things that are pure, and nothing that is poison or polluting. Help me to live in integrity and to have a reputation based upon doing, saying, believing, thinking, and feeling the right things. Help me to live in right relationship with You every moment of the coming day.
I am putting on my spiritual boots. Help me to stand and to walk in Your peace and to move in ways that bring Your peace and love to others. Help me to have full confidence and assurance that come from knowing that I am filled with the peace that only You can give to those who are Your children. Help me to be a peacemaker. Show me where to walk and how to walk as You would walk.
I am picking up the shield of faith. Help me to trust You to be my Victor in every area of life today. Help me to trust You to defend me, provide for me, and keep me in safety every hour of this day.
I am picking up my sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Bring to my remembrance today the verses of the Bible that I have read and memorized and help me to apply them to the situation and circumstances I will face. Let me use Your Word to bring Your light into the darkness of this world and to defeat the devil when he comes to tempt me.
I am putting on the helmet of Salvation and Hope, help me to have the full assurance, that I am saved for all eternity, that the blood of Jesus is my protection and sets me free. That You see me, as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Let this hope, that is in me now, come upon others and let me be an instrument for others to have part in your saving power, for Salvation, Hope and Eternal life.
Father I want to be fully clothed with the identity of Jesus Christ today. I am in Christ. He is in me. Help me to fully realize and accept that he is my Truth, my Righteousness, my Peace, my Savior, the source of my faith, and the ever-present Lord of my life.
I want to bring glory to Your name today. I ask all of this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Ministry of Hope