This morning was a great time with the homeless men and women of Augusta. We had a great devotional by Beau Brandenburg on being attacked and what our response should be (Ephesians 6). We hear about different types of attacks all time… bears, sharks, dogs, another person, or even terrorists. There are books and articles written on how to survive these attacks with the hope that if you are ever faced with one you will know how to respond.
We may never personally be attacked by any of these things but as Christians, we are in a constant battle for our souls. There is one who is constantly waging war against you and me… Satan does not want us to be a part of the Christian life. There is good news… we have a survival plan (Ephesians 6:10-17). Paul, the writer of Ephesians, knew we would face these types of attacks and has given us the ultimate strategy to survive. Just as a solider goes into battle with protective clothing and armor we are to be clothed with the Armor of God each and every day. I don’t know about you, but this is not something on my “to do” list each day. We live in a culture where we celebrate many freedoms and most of us do not face a real danger of being attacked on a daily basis (military, police, firefighters, etc.. not withstanding). We are still in a spiritual battle and need to be prepared. There is one piece of great news… the war has already been won… Jesus was victorious on the cross and has given us victory. We still face the day to day “battles” and need to keep the faith and wear the armor of God but the ultimate victory is ours.
I hope as you read this, you are encouraged and challenged.
Each morning, think… “Am I dressed for battle?”.
Stephen for KH