Greetings my dear readers!! Welcome back! This is our first post for the year of 2013, so may I start off by saying thank you once again for all your support, and may I take a moment to thank the Almighty God for His kind grace on this blog.. for giving me the right words and the right topics to write about.. for giving me the inspiration to write..
I hope you all had a nice New Years!
Now, onto the subject of thought – the Armor of God. We discussed the importance of the Belt of truth and the Breastplate of righteousness. Now if you remember the verse: (Ephesians, chapter 6 verses 14-17)
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
3. THE SHOES OF PREPARATION FOR THE GOSPEL OF PEACE
You feet must be shod with the “preparation of the gospel of peace” which means that you must stand ready as ever to spread the message of peace among the world.
The shoe is what protects your feet when you charge towards the enemy. Without a good pair of shoes, your feet would suffer from the stones and thorns of this world, and no matter how energetic you are, you wouldn’t be able to fight as well because you cannot move as you feet are injured.
This means that you must be prepared to accept as well as spread the gospel of peace. You see, if you do not show enthusiasm for Christ’s message of peace, then how would you be able to stand and fight strong in this war?
Another question that may arise in your hearts may be “How does a soldier at war benefit from the gospel of peace if they’re trying to defeat the enemy?”
Well, the peace of Christ is what helps a child of God endure through everything. You must keep in mind that this war is not physical, but spiritual, and therefore, it is an ongoing war.. it happens everyday, whether you notice it or not.
Everyday, when you face hardships, feel sad, become unable to be your best for God, these are all times when the devil is trying his best to attack you and discourage you.. but no, in those hard times, like I always say, pray. Pray to God, and find strength in Him.
Once the peace of Christ overcomes your heart, then no matter how many trials and tribulations the devil brings in your life, you will be able to withstand it all, because the practice of Christ’s peace is what shoes your feet, and as long as you keep those shoes on, no matter how many thorns or stones you have to step on, they won’t affect you and you will be able to fight strong.
Spread this gospel of peace, be prepared to share it with the world every single day. Prepare your feet to carry this gospel of peace enthusiastically, and prepare yourself to fight the enemy that is vainly trying to stop you.
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God bless you till next time!!