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Using God’s Armor to Combat Fear: Series Intro — 29 Comments

  1. Norma, great post, especially because it had a real life example. Yes! What you did and thought and how you responded is how we put on God’s armor. We’ve got the tools once we have Jesus. The question is, how will we use the tools we have? Will we remember we have them at all! Praise God! You did!

  2. “[o}ur struggle is not with people, but, ‘…against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.’”

    That is one of the most important reminders in the Bible. And when you face an evening when all the children receive attacks, you can trust that these forces of darkness are behind them.

    Some of God’s great gifts are the armor He gives us to work through the battles.

    I’m so glad God protected your son in the electrocution situation. My son is an electrician (so is one of my sons-in-law. I sometimes pray protection for them in their work because of the danger.

    Great post!

    • Nancy, thank you for your kind words. It is so easy to get sucked into the situation and not realize it is of the enemy. I appreciate your. Comments and your prayers.

  3. Stephen, thank you for your comment. Yes, sometimes God throws the gauntlet of faith on a believer’s behalf. Which is amazing because it shows God knows we will have the faith to endure to test. I am glad, however, we have His armor to use to help us stand firm. I appreciate your input. Thank you.

  4. I’m glad for this post because the spiritual battle is much more significant than any in-person, tangible one. In fact, spiritual battles often come in the physical form. I recall the story of Job and how Satan and God debated about Job’s faithfulness which resulted in many physical and spiritual blows. But I think Job didn’t have the benefit of the nicely packaged armor of God like we do today. What a great resource we have.

  5. For me, this post serves as a great reminder to be much more aware of the real warfare at play in our lives everyday. It is real, and we must put on that armor every day. God bless Norma!!

  6. Norma, this is awesome! Your example is inspiring. May God continue to help you wear and wield the armor, encourage others, and may He protect you and your family in the process. You are such an encouragement!

  7. Norma, thank you for your vulnerability and practical insight for the armor of God.

    I know what it’s like to have those melt downs. As a pastor’s wife, women’s ministry leader, and so on, it took me years to realize the spiritual warfare right under my nose.

    I have to make a conscious decision to put on my armor, and seriously, some days I’m so emotionally exhausted, I don’t even have the energy to put it on, much less, fight the battle. Still, it’s the only way to protect myself from the enemy!

    Blessings!

    • Karen, thank you for sharing. Your comment is an encouragement. You’re right, we need make a conscious effort to put the armor on daily, or it’s likely to be a rough day. Thanks again for sharing.

  8. Thank you for the reminder to put on the Armor of God! To know that perfect love casts out fear, we do not have to be in a state of worry or defeat. We can pray in the Spirit on all occasions and claim Romans 8:37…we are more than conquerors through him who loved us!

  9. Thanks for sharing about something that is often overlooked, spiritual warfare. It is real and we need to be prepared for it. I will be praying for you and your family as you put on the full armor of God.

    • Thank you Yvonne, for your prayers, we need it. When we walk in obedience, the enemy brings an onslot of fiery missiles. This is amplified when we share with other how to defeat him! The battle is real and is only going to intensify as the end gets closer.

  10. I think the armor of God is one of my favorite things to study, because you can never really study it enough. You know what I mean? We need it each and every day, because the struggles are real and there will always be new struggles on the horizon.

    • Heather, thank you for your comments. I love how we can study any part of God’s word over and over yet still learn something now. That’s the Living Word, always something new, always relevant.

  11. Thank you Melissa. Your encouragement has spurred me on. My prayer is people will step out of fear into deeper faith, all for God’s glory.

  12. A faithful and encouraging witness, through and through. Great job, Norma! Way to step out in faith! Praying God uses this series to encourage and equip many to face the spiritual battles they were uniquely meant to experience, and trust God to carry them through.

  13. Great thoughts, Norma. The full armor of God is a great way to pray away fear. I think fear is one of the first and greatest weapons of the enemy. If we’re afraid, we’re ineffective.
    Thanks for stepping out and risking it to encourage others.

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