This photo of my younger son is cherished. I love the way he dressed for battle with his plastic shield, helmet and sword. Though young, his dreams for making a difference in life were big. They remain so today as he sets forth to conquer the territory God has decreed for him to claim.
I continue to pray that he will wear the helmet of salvation and know how much God and his family love him. May he keep on the breastplate of righteousness to conduct all his business with integrity (Ephesians 6:10). May he trust the Word of God and study the Bible to wield the sword of Truth.
My prayers are that his feet will be fitted with readiness to share the gospel of peace and hope. And as those cotton long johns reveal, may he clothe himself with humility and kindness (Colossians 3:12 NIV).
These prayers will impact not only my son, but his children, and their children. Spending time in intercession now points them toward the refuge of grace found in Christ where they will be safe.
Today’s Bible verse is Psalm 78:4-7 NIV: “…We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”
For a family activity with children, Jennifer Flanders shares a free downloadable coloring sheet on the armor of God at https://www.flandersfamily.info/web/2018/08/26/armor-of-god-coloring-page/.