January 3 The Armor Of God
We should armor ourselves daily with the full armor of God found in Ephesians 6:11 that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
I sometimes take forgranted the benefits of going through the motions "by faith" putting on the armor of God. But, when I do put it on, I have come up with a way to do it so it is easy to remember. So what all it includes will be easy to teach children to do the same. You take both of your hands above your head and go through the motions as if you were putting on a helmet and I say this is my helmet of salvation, then I cross my forearms in with my right hand to my left shoulder and my left hand to my right shoulder and I say this is breastplate of righteousness. Next, I hold up both of my wrists the right one at the right shoulder and the left one at the left shoulder and I say this is my shield of faith. Then I pull my wrists down to my waist level and clinch my fists as if I were holding two double edged swords and I say I have my double edege swords and then I take my hands from the waist to each side of my hips and say this is my belt of truth then I roll my hands down to my feet and say I have my feet shod with the gospel of Peace. That is the way I faith dress in the Full armor of God. And I usually pray for all the saints(the entire body of Christ Jesus Followers) every morning before my feet hit the floor.
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