Check out Ephesians 6:10-18!
As Christians, we are constantly in a battle. Good and evil are always at war over our souls. Thus, we are called to be warriors for God! Everyday we struggle against an inner battle as we deal with whatever life brings our way. We can choose to surrender everything to God or turn and walk the other way.
By choosing to fight for God, we need to be prepared for this battle. Suit up with the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. In other words, it’s essential to live by the truth and for the truth. The goal is to live an upright life and to leave sin wounded. Next, your feet need to be ready to fight this battle. How can we win if we aren’t prepared? How can we destroy evil if we aren’t ready and expecting the next attack? Furthermore, the shield of faith will protect us when evil strikes. It will protect our faith, allowing us to grow stronger in our convictions as the battle rages on! The helmet of salvation is equally important. We need to give our lives to Christ! We need to believe that Christ died for us! Otherwise, the protection our helmet provides is weak and susceptible to blows from the evil one. In Christ we are strong! God’s word is our weapon, our sword. Use His word to win this war! It’s proof of His great, redeeming love.
When we put on the full armor of God, we are ready to fight! We must fight! So at the end of the day, we can stand. So that our convictions are unshaken. So that Christ’s resurrection was not in vain because through Jesus victory can be achieved!