On this week’s podcast, I share a story I never thought I would tell! When my son was around 13 years old, I took him to a haunted house. Granted, it was not an easy decision to make and I never dreamed I would take him much less pay for the experience, but God taught a valuable lesson to me.
Before I share the lesson, let’s recap what we have been talking about on Truth on the Go. We are wrapping up a three-part series on the Armor of God. Each day we need to wake up and visualize the armor as we put it on.
Belt of Truth: Centers us
Breastplate of Righteousness: Protects our heart
Sandals of Peace: Helps us walk out God’s plan
Shield of Faith: Provides protection from the lies of the enemy
Helmet of Salvation: Gives us the right way to think
Sword of the Spirit: Offensive weapon for advancing in life by telling us who we are and how to live
As we put on the full armor of God, we are ready to stand against the lies of the enemy and the temptations of our flesh. The outcome: We live a victorious life in Jesus Christ!
Are you ready for the lesson I learned from the haunted house? Here it is! The enemy is real, and he is alive. Just like the ghosts and goblins were waiting in hidden places and following me around, Satan is active in our lives. He wants to destroy and distract us from God’s plan. We can feel and see the effect of his schemes. But Satan can’t touch us! We are protected by the blood of Jesus Christ. We are sealed by the work of the Holy Spirit so the evil one has no place in our hearts or minds. This truth is important in our daily walk because it helps us to go into our day as victors instead of victims!
As a child of God, we can walk by faith and not by sight. Daily we need to surrender to the armor by actively putting it on. As we do, we are ready to live... really live! I invite you to listen to the Armor of God podcasts by clicking on the links below. I hope the conversations help you as much as they helped me!
OK. Your turn. What is something you did with your kids that you thought or said you would never do? Don't worry. Your secret is safe with me!