“But we belong to the day. So we must stay sober and let our faith and love be like a suit of armor. Our firm hope that we will be saved is our helmet.”

1 Thessalonians 5:8 CEV

Anyone else out there feel as though darkness is running rampant through our world right now? I need to remind myself often that I belong to the light, and that I do not need to fear what is happening around me.

We are given instruction as to how to handle this season of chaos in many scriptures, one being the one above.

We must be sober. To be sober means to be marked by seriousness in demeanor and speech. We must be alert and aware of what is happening in the spirit realm. We must also be wise with our words, always cautious of how we speak to others.

We must let our faith and love be a suit of armor. Armor protects important, life sustaining organs. Your faith and love for God and others, will literally stand guard at your heart and deflect lies from the enemy.

Lastly, we must wear our hope for salvation like a helmet. This helmet will protect your mind, and now more than ever, our minds need to be protected by the best security system.

Let’s choose to filter our thoughts, decisions, actions and words through God’s Word and we will thrive during uncertain times!

God, I’m thankful that Your Word is filled with instruction and encouragement. Order all of my steps today, and let only love and kindness come from my lips.

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