You have been given your assignment. You tremble! This new warrior’s outfit is shiny new. Are you ready to fight the good way?
Of course you are!!! Let’s re-cap:
The Breastplate of Righteousness – God is protecting your heart to live a righteous life.
The Shoes of Peace – Christ’s sacrifice on the cross can help you stand firm with peace.
The Shield of Faith – when doubts and fears come, you have faith to deflect satan’s schemes.
The Helmet of Salvation – God’s Helmet keep things in perspective.
The Sword of the Spirit – The Scriptures give you your life’s guide book to strengthen and move ahead.
God knew what He was doing to help us with life’s assignments. He knows you are a Single Mom dealing with some tough stuff. He offers you each piece of armour to FIGHT THE GOOD WAY.
Yes, THE GOOD WAY. That will leave little room for revenge, bitterness, and stinkin’ thinkin’. As humans, struggles are a part of life. He doesn’t leave us stranded but supplies this outfit.
When you have your armour on, He wants you to PRAY.
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. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:18
Who better to encourage us to pray then Paul. He was fighting the Good Fight bound by unjustified chains.
Prayer is what will make you move with this armour. Pray while holding your child and wiping their tears. Pray when you are lonely, pray when your ex-husband has been unfair and mean. Pray when you see your ex and his girlfriend at the mall. Pray when you need wisdom in the legal battles and pray about your finances. Pray, pray, pray. Paul says, on ALL occasions with ALL kinds of prayers and requests.
God wants you to talk to Him about your day and challenges. He wants you to tell Him how you are feeling, when exciting news come (I bet He gave you this), and when you need advice. Don’t forget to take time to be silent and listen to Him. Pray when you are pushing the grocery chart, going for a walk, cooking meals, packing lunches, in the car, doing laundry, and signing legal papers. Just as you breathe, pray.
Many people use God like a Genie in a bottle. They have a dilemma and they cry, HELP! They never think of Him at any other time. He is their convenience God.
Real prayer is the battery to move you forward. In communion with God Almighty, He will give you
- wisdom when you feel unwise
- strength when you feel you are walking on your ankles.
- comfort and love when you are lonely and feeling unloved.
- joy in sorrow
- provisions of needs
God created us to be in relationship with Him. He loves it when we talk to Him, ask for Help, and thank Him. So with this new armour, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY.
Single Moms, let your life be one of prayer. Sometimes we think God isn’t listening or answering. He is! I prayed for my ex to come home. He never did. Did God still care or listen? Yes! However, the choices of my ex left the girls and me in some troublesome times. YET, and I say, YET God helped me to heal, to be all I could be and live a life of fulfilment as LINDA. I am so grateful!
God sent miracles my way, provisions for survival with success, and deepened my faith. He placed all these pieces of armour on me, and then said, Linda, talk to me. And I did just that!
- Do you feel God is like a Genie, or do you talk to Him all the time on all occasions?
- When God doesn’t seem to answer, keep praying for direction
- Pray when you have to face court, your ex, and dealing with his family
- Pray when making lunch, driving, at kids’ activities, and when you are having fun
- Pray for God’s provisions
- Pray and tell God about your day. He will be your wonderful, true blue Friend
With YOUR ARMOUR OF GOD IN PLACE, AND YOU ARE BATHED IN PRAYER….MARCH FORWARD!
Because…. YOU CAN DO THIS!