Day 5

 
 

Stand Firm

Read: Ephesians 6

 

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:13

On July 20, 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Lunar Module onto the moon’s surface. As 450 million listeners tuned in around the world, he uttered these now-famous lines, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

Armstrong and his partner Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon for a little over two hours despite the extreme temperatures that get as high as 200 degrees C (392 F) during the day and as low as -200 degrees C (-328 F) during the night. However, in that hostile environment, the astronauts were shielded by their complex A7-L spacesuits which used a combination of insulation, reflective surfaces, and an ice sublimator to regulate temperature. If they stayed in their suits, they could fully explore their surroundings. 

In Christ, we are protected from the hostile spiritual atmosphere around us. We can walk in his strength. We can stand firm against the enemy’s schemes and face the spiritual battle head-on knowing our fight is not against flesh and blood. Our victory is assured in Christ because the battle has been won for us at the cross. 


Pray

Pray to Experience the Fullness of God

 

So I ask . . . that you . . . know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3: 13, 16, 19

 

Heavenly Father, I am overwhelmed by all that you have for me in Christ. Help me grab hold of all you have given me—your grace, your peace, your comfort, your strength. Not only do you satisfy the yearnings of my soul, you abundantly provide beyond what I currently know I need. Teach me to abide in Christ so I may be filled with all the fullness of God. Amen!


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