“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.”Ephesians 6:13
Running with the right gear is key when it comes to being effective and efficient.
As a runner, we chose the gear according to our comfort, liking as well as suitability for our running styles and foot type.
While this is true for a physical run, there is much truth for us in our spiritual race, pressing on towards the finishing line.
In a spiritual run, we need the right gear.
What we need is spiritual gear.
The battlefield is not a physical one, fighting against flesh and blood, but it is against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places as instructed by Apostle Paul.
God is very clear about the exact gear we need for this race that He has marked out for us.
He has prepared for us a gear called the ‘Armour of God’.
Each piece of the armour is indicated for a purpose and it is important that we learn to put on the FULL armour of God, ensuring that each piece is in place, both the offensive and the defensive components.
In this race of life, every day is a battle.
Especially internally, where we make decisions, express emotions and respond to circumstances.
We need to be aware that our daily schedules need to be filled with daily routines to put on this spiritual gear so that we are fully geared for spiritual battles.
3 steps for us:
- Put on every piece of God’s armour
- Resist the enemy
- Stand firmly
Running with the right gear will determine how effective we can take on the battles that comes along the way.
Embrace the full armour of God so that we are always ready for be used in the Kingdom of God.
You are all Kingdom Runners!