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Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defiled. Samuel 17:45
David could not use Saul’s armor. It was heavy and just didn’t fit. Just like David we cannot put on someone else’s armor either. Like David we must put on our armor. In order to defeat our enemies, we must put on the armor of love, joy, and peace. He has provided us with everything we need to succeed in this life.
I remember a time in my life when I walked in fear every day. Inside of me I wanted to be normal, but just like a snake that slips up on you, fear gripped me so tightly at times it seemed like I could not even breathe. Even at night I would go to sleep with a gun on my chest fearing for myself and my children.
Before, I was walking in my own strength trying to fight with the wrong weapons. Now that I’ve put on God’s armor of peace, I sleep like a baby at night knowing the Almighty is protecting me.
If you are living in fear and letting the enemy steal your peace, put on God’s armor for a change! When He helps us, it’s more powerful than anything we could imagine. I’ve broken through that fear and you can, too!
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