“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”Ephesians 6:11
In 1966, John Phillips penned the lyrics for what became a Grammy award-winning song performed by the Mamas and the Papas. The name of the song, Monday Monday. When you listen to or read the song’s words, it is clear that Phillips was no stranger to the Monday drudge. The rigors of that single day can often set the stage for the remaining days of the week. It is a day when the forces of evil seem to be most active, a day when the burdens and temptations of the world press in against us with all their might.
That is why Apostle Paul urges us to put on the whole armor of God, to rely not on ourselves but solely on God. You see, our greatest strength comes to us in our greatest weakness because, in our weakness, we find God’s strength. We put on the armor of God by studying His Word along with the Holy Spirit’s stalwart presence in our hearts. It brings to mind the powerful verse of Scripture: “If God is for us, who is against us?”
Therefore, as we press through the Monday before us, let us put on the whole armor of God, let us draw upon and be entirely reliant on His strength, His wisdom, and His guidance.
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“God never leaves you nor forsakes you.” I’ve heard that before. “Jesus will leave the 99 to come after you.” I’ve heard that one too. Meanwhile, fear creeps up when life hurls a season of loneliness our way, and poof! Churchy sayings hold as much weight as thin air. Believe it or not, God is cheering us on and inviting us to thrive amidst the loneliness. Yes, it’s weird and scary, but this emptiness is a safe space where you get to hear the God of everything speak the loudest. You’re safe because God is so good at owning goodness, and because of Him, you aren’t so by yourself.”
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