As we were studying Ephesians, I jumped ahead to chapter 6. Imagining painting a large scale suit of armor with rivets, cutouts and more, God gave me very different pictures. I did several sketches and a few paintings. In the days to come, I’ll share some of what came from the experience.
Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
Ephesians 6:13-18 Message