1 Peter 5: 6 – 7 AMP
Shepherd the Flock of God
“Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
When it comes to worries, anxiety and my emotional stress I must tell you I agree with Joyce Meyers “battlefield of the mind.” I have noticed that I seem to open my life up to unwanted worries and anxieties, by saying things to people and not really thinking about the consequences. Then the devil will come to my mind in the early hours of the morning and remind me of something and boom, I start tossing and turning. This way and that way, I over think a situation and keep on rehearsing it in my mind.
Instead of saying “I bind you in the name of Jesus Christ, leave me alone” I entertain these thoughts. I start thinking about my options. By the time my alarm needs to go off from me to rise from my bed, I have debated this matter in my head.
It struck me that without the covering of the Lord Jesus Christ I lack the strength to fight back. What do I need to fight this battle? I need the full armor of God to help me stand against this attack. What exactly am I looking for? Peace. Yes, it sounds strange I want peace.
Let me tell you I am going to stand on God’s Word going forward, when I wake up in the early hours of the morning and I want to worry about something I want to recite Romans 5 verse 1 “Peace with God through faith. Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with god through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”
I also feel that I need to clothe myself with the full armor of God, Ephesians 6 verse 14 – 15 The Whole Armor of God “Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your lions and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, and having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.”
Abba Father, Lord You are worthy to be praised, I want to honor Your Holy Name and bring You all the praise and worship possible. I adore You Lord. Thank You for this moment with You. Lord today I take the full armor of God and I cover myself with the LORD Jesus Christ. Lord I want to pray for peace in my life and mind I also shod my feet in preparation to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news of the Gospel of peace.
Thank You Lord Jesus, Amen
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