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Ice Box Rally

Ice Box Rally
July 2020



Stand firm then, with the belt of TRUTH buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of PEACE.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of FAITH,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of SALVATION and the sword of the SPIRIT,
which is the WORD OF GOD.
And PRAY in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Eph. 6:14-18a

The Armor of God
 
This is one of my favorite passages in Holy scripture. In these words, there is a map on how to live our lives. In today’s world, the internet has become a source of researching and learning, but how do we know the “TRUTH” of what we watch or read. Because Jesus sacrificed so much, we have a means to reach God and seek truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation through reading the Word of God, praying and seeking the presence of the HOLY SPIRIT. Jesus’ death brought us forgiveness and great love. As Christians, we need to reflect these qualities, always seeking the TRUTH and staying right with God through confession and forgiveness. A while back, I wrote about “Words Matter”. I would like to expand that and say that “TRUTHFUL” words matter. For the month of July, use this scripture as a prayer, centering yourself on the promise this passage shows us. The promise that between God’s Word and Prayer, we can find TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, FAITH AND SALVATION, calling on the HOLY SPIRIT, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, who taught us to PRAY:
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Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
AMEN