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Growing up I used to watch the Miss America pageants and imagine myself walking down the runway wearing the most beautiful gowns with trains that flowed over the floor and gave me the illusion of floating.
Glamour, spotlights, grandeur… I loved watching the award shows like the Oscars or the Emmys and whenever the tv host handed the mic to a celebrity they would ask the same question: Who are you wearing?
With responses like Valentino, Prada, Armani… I marveledat the intricate detail and handmade gowns and suits that graced the red carpet. Only one thing stays in my mind…those beautiful garments will never be worn again. So much careful thought, designing and planning went into each of these dresses by the designer. They are worn by the celebrity, danced in, perhaps even spilled on and never thought about again.
There is a designer who makes attire that is available to every single one of us that not only sparkles in it’s glorious magnificence, but also empowers us to be the best version of ourselves, makeup and hairdo aside. That outfit is the Armor of God!
The armor covers all of us, the helmet, the breastplate, the belt, shoes and shield protect us from the schemes that satan puts in our way to distract and destroy us. It also offers us a weapon, the Sword of the spirit, to counter the attacks and gain ground using the Word of God to pierce through the various forms of darkness the devil uses to prohibit us from reaching our full potential.
When you pray on each piece of the armor everyday, it is hard to not imagine yourself as a confident, fearless woman of God. You can handle anything that comes your way that day. Work, family, friend, church obligations are tackled with ease in knowing that you are not alone and the God of angel armies walks with you every step of the way.
I think sometimes as Christians we forget how powerful we are when we are equipped with the proper attire. With the knowledge of the armor being strapped on, we can become the bold, courageous, fearless women of God we were intended to be.
So the next time you hear the question: Who are you wearing? You can rest easy in knowing that you are wearing a God-breathed and inspired design- The Armor of God! Don’t leave home without it!
Dive deeper into each piece of the Armor and understand how to battle an all too common epidemic among women today: depression and anxiety, in Michelle Moore’s book, Arm Yourself: Equipping Ourselves with the Armor of God, available online wherever books are sold.
Michelle Moore is described as real, engaging, and practical. She is the author of Arm Yourself: Equipping Ourselves with the Armor of God which she self published the fall of 2014. She is also the creator of the blog, My Heart’s Song, which is endorsed by Family Christian Store and posts a weekly devotion, as well as offering books, concerts, movies and music reviews and giveaways. She has a passion for women in helping them to navigate through the negative stigma of mental illness. Michelle is also a down to earth speaker that is able to break down biblical principles and relate them to the modern day woman.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
I love this passage from Psalm 18. God is:
My Strength- the one who makes me firm, resolute, hardens me to prevail*
My Rock-my security*
My Fortress-a place that has been fortified as to protect from attack*
My Shield- the one who defends me, covers me, and surrounds me*
and because He is and because He does...
He is "Worthy to Be Praised!"
No matter what change I am experiencing, I don't have to panic. I can rely on Him, who is constant, my never changing Rock and for that today, I am thankful!