Our pastor was speaking on Ephesians 6:10-17, about the “armor of God,” a passage I have highlighted over and over in my Bible. Although I’ve heard the verses many times, this time it struck me in a way it never has before. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and showed me the truth about myself! I just love it when I receive a new message from God’s Word!
In Ephesians 6:17 it says: Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Our pastor said that the helmet of salvation is our believer’s ID; it shows what side you are on. Wow! It is an identification system that stamps a cross on our heads saying we belong to Christ Jesus!
After our pastor’s message, I realized my own helmet of salvation draws people to me like a magnet draws iron. Yesterday, a friend called and pointed out that she sees me always trying to help others, sharing my phone number and loving on most everyone I meet. She asked me, “How do you do it, Lisa?” and I said, “Well, I just try to be Jesus and love as many as I can.”
I have such a heart for God’s children, especially women. They are all so beautiful to me and I want them to know they are beautiful and that they are daughters of the KING! But I realized that I try to help them in my own strength, not the Lord God’s strength. That is why I sometimes get over-tired and have to rest. Do any of you see this in yourselves?
Your ID tag may draw others to you as well because they see the love of Christ in you and want what you have. However, we have to remember we cannot use this gift, the “helmet of salvation,” without God’s strength and direction.
My precious friend told me that I should pray before I enter any meeting, church activity, or grocery store. Frankly, I need to pray before I ever walk out the door! As you consider starting this prayer practice with me ladies, please know that God will bless us and others if we do it! He will guide us to the people we are supposed to reach out to and He will give us the message to share.
God designed each one of us and we are all so important to HIM. His word says in Psalms 139:13-14: For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. That means our salvation brings each of us an ID tag designed by God! Doesn’t that make your heart sing?
So if you believe you wear God’s ID tag, ladies, join me on this new adventure of praying over the path God sets out for us each day, and you will wear your HELMET OF SALVATION well! God Bless you sisters!! Lisa Mick
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