Stand Firm ~ Sunday Devotion
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, Ephesians 6:14 (NIV)
You simply can’t achieve a sustainable healthy life without integrating your faith. It’s the only place you can find the truth you need to truly care for your body. Diets are always changing. There will be a new bandwagon going by for you to jump on in January. It’ll tell you what you want to hear just to get you to buy in, then it’ll drop you in the middle of nowhere without any direction on where to go next.
What will it take for you to stand firm and let that bandwagon pass you by?
Ephesians 6 is about the Armor of God. The belt is the piece of the armor that holds it all together. Truth is a foundational piece of the suit.
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Our lives, our approach to healthy living, must be held together with truth. Just as you wrap a belt around your waist so wrap yourself in truth.
When you stand on God’s Word, you can defend yourself from the enemy and the lies that he hurls at you. When we live in this truth, we can stand firm against false teachings. Diets are deceiving. They distort the truth about how to care for your body in a healthy way. When you embrace God’s Word and put on the belt of truth, you can discern what is right and wrong.
First and foremost, the truth on which to stand firm is who you are and how God created you. You are a child of the King, fearfully and wonderfully made. Allow this to motivate how you care for your body so that you can be free to embrace your age and stage of life.
Action Step: Seek truth in all areas of your life, but especially as you navigate your approach to healthy living so you can stand firm when the “new year, new you” message starts blaring. One truth I do know is that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and God loves you just as you are today. Stand firm on this fact!
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