One of the basics of faith is that its not just belief – it’s about action.
I hear many say, “Faith is spelled R I S K.”
We seldom need faith if all is well. Hebrews 11 shows the GREAT FAITH that has gone before us and their stories were not about being comfy at home, enjoying friends or TV. We are not much of a threat in that position – unless…we are in earnest prayer.
When Christ followers do step out in faith – to press on – to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold (Phil 3:12-14), this shield is of utmost importance.
For me it is often a shield of peace –
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7