I know what you are probably thinking…Well much to your surprise I’m talking about being Holy Ghost strapped! There is no need to bring guns or knives to a spiritual battle because the trick to winning is having God on your side. Consequently, every day we are blessed to wake up we are forced to go to war with the world. As quick as God can give you breath in your lungs, the devil is plotting ways to make it your last. That is why it is imperative that every time we make a move in the natural, we are spiritually STRAPPED!
Recently I officially made a promise to God that I would start my days by communing with Him first. I was going strong, praying each morning without hesitation, until one day I woke up and began my daily routine minus that key component.
After running several errands, I decided to stop over a friend’s house that I hadn’t seen in a while. As soon as I entered the door I sensed a bit of hostility from her family member, but I chose to ignore it. The atmosphere grew more tense the longer I stayed and conversed with her. Before I knew it, I was engaged in a heated debate with her relative that was quickly turning sour. Next, I was calling this man everything BUT a child of God! Once I realized that I had allowed this person to take me out of my character I immediately left. At that point it was too late because the damage was done!
By the time I made it home I was no longer angry at him but instead I was extremely disappointed in myself. I felt ashamed at the fact that I behaved that way–the way I USED to! I wondered how God felt about the ugly things that I screamed during my tirade. I was saying things that I USED to say without thinking twice! I was even more confused that I was able to regress to that state of mind so easily considering all the spiritual progress that I had made thus far.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV)
Amidst all of my uncertainty, a thought ran across my mind that I was unable to disregard. “I didn’t take a moment to STRAP up today!” The enemy knew that my spirit was weak because I was too busy to guard myself that morning. Ladies, if you didn’t know, now you do–spiritual warfare is real! Each day that God gives us is one more day satan is trying to steal from us. Therefore, we have to take a moment out of our hectic schedules to suit up in the full armor of God! He is ready to cover us from head to toe, but the question is will we make time to protect ourselves?
Please forgive me for not making time for You to dress me in Your armor. Help me to make OUR time a priority at the start of my day so that I am protected throughout the day. I know that You have plans for me that the enemy is trying to destroy, but as long as I am under Your covering those mischievous attempts are null and void. Have Your way Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER each of you to STRAP up every morning. We may think that it’s just an ordinary day, but the enemy believes otherwise. Spending a few moments with Jesus in the AM can help you avoid crazy situations because your ammunition will be locked and loaded! Be Blessed! 🙂
Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn” Isaiah 54:17