Daily Reflection - May 16, 2022
Adapted from "Our Daily Bread"

Ephesians 6:10-20(New Catholic Bible)

The Christian Warfare

10 Put On the Armor of God. Finally, find your strength in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the deceit of the devil. 12 For we are not struggling against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, the powers, and the cosmic rulers of this present darkness, and against the spirits of evil in the heavens.

13 Therefore, put on the armor of God, so that you will be able to hold fast on the evil day and to hold your ground with all your strength. 14 Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness clothing you, 15 and with your feet shod in zeal to proclaim the gospel of peace.

16 In all circumstances, hold in your hand the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation as well as the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Be Vigilant in Prayer. In all of your prayers and entreaties, pray always in the Spirit. To that end, keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, so that whenever I open my mouth, I may be given the proper words to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as is my duty.

REFLECTION:

Each of us who believe in Jesus will undoubtedly face our own intense difficulties, according to the apostle Paul. Paul encouraged us to take bold steps ahead in faith, knowing that our courage and power come from God, not from ourselves.

 

What battle are you (or someone you care about) currently engaged in? How is God encouraging you to fight and stand firm in His strength?

 

Pray

God, the struggle is real. The evil exists. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm counting on You and Your might to help me.  Amen