Thursday, January 28, 2016

#Blessings366 - Day 28

I've been a long-time reader of Angie at Blessed Beyond Words and am always encouraged by her faith. Angie has invited bloggers and readers to participate in the #Blessings366 campaign this year.

Angie's challenge is to post one picture and/or write each day of something or someone you're blessed by. It’s a great reminder to be grateful and thankful, even when times are tough.
Today I'm blessed by The Armor of God.
I recently started a women's Small Group study on The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer.  I'm only one week in and it's already been a big benefit.  The book is based upon Ephesians 6:10-18 and explains how to best defeat the spiritual enemies of the world. 
Priscilla, most recently best known for her lead role in The War Room, does a fantastic job of explaining how to best prepare ourselves to take our stand against the devil.  The book itself has "homework" that is engaging and makes you think.
Ephesians 6:10-18

The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

What are you blessed by today?