THRIVE: Put on the full armor so you are ready and can take a stand!

As I begin today and realize everything that is ahead of me to close out the week, I turn to God’s Word and know that I need to put on the full armor of God!

‘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. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. ‘

Ephesians 6:10-20

As I consider my family, I need to take a stand in order to be the dad God created me to be for my wife and kids! As I consider my workplace, I need to take a stand in order to be the employee and leader that God created and purposed for me to be! As I consider camps, I need to take a stand in order to be the leader, the servant, the watchman, the warrior that my core team, my staff, and my campers need to be able to have a GREAT camp!

As I consider that today is Thursday and that I need to make sure things are done, in their place, and any blockers I can think of are getting removed. As I consider that today is Thursday, I know I need to lift up and hand over things to people to help them be successful to close out the week. As I consider today, it is important o set the right standards and the right standing to ensure the week finishes strong so that in and through it all God, will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name!

So first things first, it’s time to put on the full armor of God! Next, let’s get into our stance so that we can stand firm! And now to be ready and on the lookout as I stand for what God has given me, I stand up for what is right and what I believe in, I stand out for His glory, and I stand strong for my family, my team, and my neighbors!

So let’s make sure we are standing up for what is right and what we believe in because we know that if we don’t stand up for something then we will fall for anything! Let’s choose to stand fast in the faith! Let’s choose to stand in the gap for others! Let’s choose to raise the bar so that standards aren’t dropping but rather are being raised!

This is the day that the Lord has made, so let’s rejoice and be glad in it!

Today’s Scripture of the Day:

‘True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. ‘

Proverbs 22:4

Today’s Post from Be The Dads

Where are you at? What are you going through? How are you dealing with it? Who is helping and who is hindering? Why? Choose today to invite Jesus into your heart! Choose today to invite Jesus into your life! Choose today to invite the Holy Spirit to be your comforter and your guide to help give you the wisdom and discernment you need for the day and help to correct and direct the path you are walking down today!

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Let’s Pray!

Prayer Of Salvation
"Oh Father God, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus died on the cross for my sake and has risen from the dead. Lord, I receive Your Word and I repent of my sins. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus' name. Amen."