Christianity is more than just going to church, reading your Bible, doing mission work, or praying. It is all of this together! If you are only doing one of these things, then you are not fully experiencing the greatness of being a Christian, one of God’s chosen servants. Ephesians 6:13 says, “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” You must put on each piece of the armour.
For example, if you only go to church, but spend no time in prayer or reading your Bible, then when the enemy attacks, you will not know how to fight against him. If you only pray, how will you know what you should say if you are never reading your Bible? If you only read your Bible, then how will you see His words played out in the real world? You must have all of it to really live out your faith.
A soldier would not go out to battle with just one weapon or one piece of his armour. He/she would never be vulnerable to the enemy like that. So why in the world do we as Christians settle for just living out half of our faith? Why allow ourselves to become vulnerable to the enemy? Over the next few days, let’s learn about the armour and how we can protect ourselves from the devil.