I wrote this a while ago and i guess i never published?
full armor of god
- truth-gird your loins!
nobody really has to gird their loins anymore. we have underwear for that. sorry. is it too weird to talk about underwear and God for you? sorry.
in ephesians 6, paul talks about the full armor of god. he begins with the most basic foundation. protecting the most sensitive, valuable bits. ur loins! sorry. i’ll stop saying loins.
most guys would say the most important part to protect of your body is the nether regions. if guys had to choose one piece of armor, this would be it. Kacey Moe, am i right?? gun to ur head, only one piece, what would u pick??? lol
but the significance here is important. God is telling us, protect the inmost part of yourself. the most sensitive part of your being, protect that. and protect that with truth. start with the truth. the most important thing, the first thing we base our whole outfit on. underwear goes on first. has to. or we are all walking around like
Madonna Miley Cyrus.
and here’s where it’s really important to me. this doesn’t mean telling the world where to go or what to do, this means reminding yourself of truth. the truth.
when our inner dialogue turns to cynicism and defeat, we can’t listen to that. that is not what God would tell us. we can’t protect our inmost parts with lies.
here are some lies we all tell ourselves everyday:
- i’m not good enough.
- i don’t have enough things.
- i’m not special.
- i will fail.
- no one loves me.
- i don’t have all that i need or want.
- people, husband, mother, child, job will fill me up and i will be fulfilled by those relationships. and if i’m not, it’s because i failed somehow.
- God can’t help me or love me because i’m too gross. poor. ugly. mean. wicked. addicted. messed up. sinful. insert negative personal opinion here.
- i don’t need God.
the truth is…
you are good enough.
if you can read this? you have enough.
you are special because if you believe in God, he made you and he’s trying to save you. he put you before his own son. before himself. to save you. you are really special.
you can’t fail because all of the things that God wants for you have already happened. he has already climbed that mountain for you.
people will never fill you up, only God can do that. you will always be disappointed by man-made things, ideas, relationships. always. you will never be fulfilled by earthly things for any long period of time. it’s the human condition.
God can help you and he does love you. all the time. yes, even when you are gross!
you do need God. every day. all the time. yes, even now!
these are the garments we should clothe ourselves in, every day. truth clothes. truth panties. sorry.
the thoughts you think should be protected. and they should be guarded with truth! God’s truth. what does that mean??
simply…stop telling yourself you can’t. start telling yourself you can do anything. with God. or. if you don’t believe in God? at least believe in yourself.
i love you. and i love God.
thanks, Me. that’s enough.
(and yes, i am pretty weird, crazy and perhaps legally bonkers. but you know you tell yourself all kinds of things that are bad. start saying good things. every day.)