In the end of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he reminds us that the struggles we face in this life are not physical struggles, but rather spiritual struggles. Thankfully, we have a God who equips us with spiritual armor in the struggles we face each day. Too often however, I leave my spiritual armor at home.
I’m reminded of a college friend, who for a season, during their morning time with God they imagined putting on the armor of God. Taking the time to consider each piece and how they would need it that day.
- Do you realize God has equipped you for whatever you will face today and every day?
- Have you been leaving behind the armor and weapons he has given you for protection in these spiritual struggles?
After encouraging the church to put on the armor of God, Paul asks the church at Ephesus to pray for boldness for himself as he shares Jesus with others. That’s right! Paul, the legend himself, needs boldness.
It is normal to be shy, nervous, or unsure when sharing your faith, but It is not ok to allow feeling shy, nervous, or unsure to keep us from sharing our faith. Let’s follow Paul’s example and ask God for boldness as we share Christ with others. God is faithful and will equip us with not only spiritual armor but also with boldness in your time of need.