“Is Allison up to date on her tetanus shot?”
That was the first thing out of my husband’s mouth when I answered his phone call. Allison had stepped on an old rusty nail.
She is up to date on all her shots though so she didn’t have to get another one. It’s a good thing too because I think the thought of that was causing her more trauma than the nail itself!
This got me to thinking though about our spiritual walks…
Are you up to date on Jesus?
What happens when you step on those old rusty nails, spiritually? The enemy likes to throw obstacles in our path, be it people or things.
How do we handle them? Are we able to withstand the darts of the enemy or do we allow them to pierce us and then fester?
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – Ephesians 6
The enemy knows where our weaknesses lie. When we are not protected, he will try to come in any way he can. I cannot stress to you how important it is to put on the FULL armor of God.
We can’t just pick and choose what part to put on.