Mama, you’re in a battle. Everyday
Here’s the thing —- pick the right fight. The good fight of faith. Stop participating in battles that are not yours.
Did you know you are constantly engaged in a battle? If you didn’t know you now do. It’s spiritual (we’re spirit beings in flesh suits). Now that you know it’s time to armor up. Ephesians 6:10-18 brilliantly tells us how.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,”
Ephesians 6:11-18 NASB1995
However, it is also important to remember to pick the right fight - the good fight of faith. 1 Timothy 6:12 says, "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses." This verse reminds us to focus on the fight of faith, which will lead us to eternal life.
A great Christian song that goes along with this message is "Raise a Hallelujah" by Bethel Music. The lyrics say, "I'm gonna sing, in the middle of the storm / Louder and louder, you're gonna hear my praises roar / Up from the ashes, hope will arise / Death is defeated, the King is alive!" This song encourages us to worship God in the midst of our battles, knowing that He is in control and will bring us through them.
So, Mama, remember these reminders:
You are not fighting against flesh and blood.
Stay armored up in the Word.
Pray, fast, and surrender to God.
You are a warrior.
Fight on your face, and God will do the rest if you trust Him.
And as you wait, "WARship" by praising and worshiping Him with song and dance.
Let me know which piece of armor you struggle with the most (my helmet and breastplate slip off a lot). Next, let me know which reminders helped you the most. If you have a question about any of them or an addition please message me. I want to hear from you.
After you show yourself, LOVE, tag a friend who needs to know how much they're loved too. WALK with us, we WALK balanced aka loved and joy-filled,