SHOES OF PEACE

ID-100333884I love shoes!  Stores showcase so many colours, styles, and endless selections. Our feet can be graced with bling, bows, and buckles.

Reality tells me gone are the days of stilettos, 3” heals, pointy toes, and cute flats….unless orthotics are involved. I used to run in heels…oh precious memories!

In life’s battles, fighting the good way doesn’t involve ‘pretty shoes’ but ones that are practical worn for survival with success.

Researching warrior shoes, on the website, I came across Elliott’s commentary describing such foot ware.

http://biblehub.com/commentaries/ellicott/ephesians/6.htm

The Roman soldiers wore heavy sandals studded with hobnails, to give a secure foothold to those who would stand firm.

Dear Single Moms, these would not be my first  or even last choice for fashion wear, but to fight the good way in life’s battle, these are the selection. Thank goodness we don’t literally have to slip them on but what they stand for is of utmost important. These willID-100382806 make you stand firm for life’s battle.

 …and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15 (NIV)

The assurance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross can help us to stand firm when we are tired of fighting, when we have to walk through some pretty rough valleys, and need to move our feet forward with some heavy decisions.  His free gift of a relationship with Him will, without a doubt, give you peace through life’s battles.

If you would like to have this relationship check out this link: https://peacewithgod.net/

Our personal life’s battles need these shoes to stand grounded in who we are in Christ. He is beside us enabling us to stand firm which full assurance of His love, promising He won’t desert, and covering us with His Peace. We can be assured of His 100% peace when we are afraid, angry, lost and feeling unloved.

I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid. John 14:27 (CEV)

 

Some of you are facing court dates, custody issues, financial stressors, loneliness, and anger.  Slip your feet into these Shoes of Peace and walk beside Jesus. He will fill you with His peace. His Shoes of Peace has marched me through some unbelievable doors.

God’s armour has given us the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, and Shoes fitted with Peace. Ladies we can stand firm!

Let me share a prayer from Power Prayers for Women by Jackie M. Johnson, pg. 96. (see Linda’s Library)

The Peace that Brings Life.  Lord, I thank You for the peace that restores me mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is the peace that brings wholeness. When my heart is restless, my health suffers. But when I am at peace, You restore my entire body. I can breathe easier, I can relax, and I can smile again because I know everything’s going to be all right. You are in control. I thank You that Your peace brings life.

ID-100202355Then….go get yourself a nice new pair of pretty shoes!  You didn’t hear it from me! Ha Ha

 

 

 

ID-100169204OPEN YOUR TOOL BOX: I see a pair of Shoes of Peace just your size.

  • Needing peace in your life? I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn’t like the peace that this world can give. So don’t be worried or afraid
  • Understand and believe that you can stand firm
  • As you move ahead with some tough decisions and fearful appointments, tie up those laces on your shoes of peace. Feel Christ’s strength and peace

Next week: The Shield of Faith

YOU CAN DO THIS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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