I would like to start with a simple question. Would we start our day without properly preparing? What I mean is…would we go out in the pouring rain without an umbrella or a raincoat? Of course, not. Well, we need to think about spiritually preparing ourselves as well. This is where I am consciously deciding to put God first each day.
For this time I have set aside for my daily devotion, I would like to focus upon Ephesians 6 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. I will begin in the book of Ephesians, chapter 6, verse 11 – 20… “Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. And for me, that t=utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel. For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.”
Dear Lord, help me stay true to this time I spend with you each day…I wish to decrease, so that you may increase, in order to bring you honor and glory. Thank you Lord Jesus and for your gift of my salvation through grace. May I continue to walk in your light, as a testimony and witness of your presence in my life. I can already see the many blessing that you have poured out upon me and my family. My simple words cannot begin to thank you and praise your name enough, my gracious and Heavenly Father. For it is in your precious and Holy name, I pray. Amen.