I’m up looking through my closet deciding what to wear today because I needed the perfect outfit for where I was going. I was actually excited about where I was going because I have a chance to show off what GOD has blessed me with. I chose this absolutely wonderful outfit knowing that today would be a great day to put it on. I pulled it out my closet and became totally excited. I had been in my closet for awhile having a private conversation with my Father and that conversation excited me.
He told me to prepare my heart and what I needed to wear because of what I’m dealing with. My Father is so awesome, always showing how much He loves and cares for His children. I knew He had equipped me with everything I need for this journey called life. I knew that I was strong, powerful and just needed to get dressed. I began putting on the whole armor of GOD and knew that I would be able to stand against the tricks of slanders, liars. You too can have the strength and power to stand against liars, tricksters, slanders by knowing who you’re wrestling.
We should not be fighting flesh against flesh because flesh destroys flesh but should know that we wrestle against ungodly rules, against unrighteousness, devils and wickedness. Once we know what we’re fighting then we can know how to fight. Since my war is not carnal but it’s might through the pulling down of bondage, I knew I need to put on the whole armor of godliness that I maybe able to stand.
I first had to envelope myself in truth, knowing truth, living truthfully and sharing truth. Truth had to encompass my going in and my coming out. I had to make sure that my circle of friends were truthful people and that we were free to share truths with each other without tearing each other down with opinions. No matter what I had to learn how to share truth lovingly without having my friends think I know it all. In truth is silence and listening. As much as I loved sharing what I learnt in the Word, truth is to know when to be quiet. Truth is loving my truthful friends without having to always to right. There is a happy medium that can be found truth without creating division. Truth looks good on me, I like girding myself with truth.
Now I need to make sure that my upper body is protected. I can’t leave my heart exposed because someone would come along and hurt me, causing me extreme pain, therefore I must cover my heart with righteousness. I gotta live right, do the right thing, treat others right and to speak right, wearing my righteousness proudly for all to see. Wearing righteousness over my heart is essential because out of the heart are the issues of life.
Now that I got truth and righteousness on, what do I want to put on my feet. I have a long journey so I must be comfort yet prepared so I decided to tie around my feet the good news of peace. That no matter where I go, how long I’ll be there, I will move in peace. I will move as quiet as a church mouse. You will not be able to hear me moving, therefore you won’t know how to attack me. My advantage is to move quietly, to unite with others in peace, to rest assure that everything will work out for my good. This is apart of my garment that causes other to wonder what I’m doing, but they won’t know until I step out.
Oh but wait, I gotta have accessories. I know I’ll pull out my faith. This will go well with my outfit. I will shield myself with faith, knowing that a strong conviction in GOD will allow me to walk in life eternally not fearing any enemy. I know that eternity is in me and that I cannot die. I fear no man, only GOD. My faith is predominate truth that I’m more than a conquer.
I’m almost ready to greet the day in my absolutely fabulous outfit until I realized that it’s been raining lies, haters, gossips, etc so I need to make sure that I take something to cover my head. I don’t want that type of rain to hit me and mess up my glory (hair). Let me take my salvation. The fact that I’ve been rescued from lying, hating, gossiping, etc will keep me looking glorious.
Lately to make my outfit t-totally beautiful I must remember my lips. It’s important that we keep our lips moisten with the word of GOD. That we don’t allow just anything come out of or enter into our lips. Speaking the word of GOD in power, no disputing, no profanity but knowing that my greatest power comes from speaking what the word of GOD says about me, about my circumstances and about my life. My lips are perched and ready to release authority and power. And with the word of GOD, I shall remember to use it effectively, praying without ceasing with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.
Alright I’m looking forward to having a fabulous day, what about you?
I’m ready, are you ready yet? I’m ready to go, come on
Oh wait, let my clear the voice, the voice that GOD gave me, so that I can boldly make known my purpose, why I’m so mysterious, my secrets, my good news; after all I’m an ambassador in bonds to God so that I can speak boldly as I ought to speak.
OK, now I’m ready, let’s go have an absolutely fabulous day.
ARE YOU READY YET?
The actual scriptures are Ephesian 6:10 – 20:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.