Wednesday Message 7-1-2020
PPE For Christians:
PPE? Personal Protective Equipment You know, the stuff we have to wear to protect ourselves.
I was reading Ephesians 6:10-17 about the Armor of God and realized... that's our PPE...
Belt of Truth around your waist: Keep your "core" centered in the truth.
Breastplate of righteousness: Keep your heart beating with what's right and faithful.
Shoes for the Gospel of Peace: Take steps in directions that proclaim God's peace.
Shield of Faith: surround yourself with the faith to protect you from what gets thrown at you.
Helmet of Salvation: Know that no matter what... God loves you. Let that be your guiding thought.
And I would add:
Clean/Washed hands: so that you only infect people with purity not viruses, washing away the impurities you pick up from the world and not sharing those impurities with others.
Mask: so you keep the sin that sometimes slips out of you to yourself, don't let the droplets of your own life bring illness to others. Guard your mouth so that you only share good and faithful things with others.
It's important to dress for the job... of being a faithful Christian. That way you can protect yourself from the stuff people bring to you and protect others from the things you take to them.
Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde