Devotional: Let’s Be Warriors

This week I spent a lot of time talking with God about the same old mountains. You know the ones I’m talking about–the kind you just keep going around and around. The struggle you can’t seem to defeat once and for all. The fears you can’t seem to completely lay down. The lies from the enemy that keep coming up. We all have those “things” in our lives–each and every one of us faces different battles. I felt defeated this week, out of energy, out of strength, and to be honest a little frustrated with God for not making it all go away. But then I realized something: I can either be a warrior or a victim.

In this life we can either put on the full armor of God and just wait for a miracle. Or we can put on the armor of God and go to battle.

“Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against the strategies and tricks of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11

I think many of us are going way too easy on the enemy. We don’t recognize the full power we have available through Jesus Christ. It’s honestly something I’m still trying to wrap my mind around, but when it suddenly clicks, everything changes. We start to see ourselves as warriors, ready for battle in the strength of Christ, instead of cowering, fearful slaves chained to the enemy.

You can either let the enemy defeat you, or you can put on the armor of God and go to battle.

You can either run from your fears or turn and face them head on.

You can either fight in your own strength or embody the strength of Jesus.

You can behave like a cowering, fearful slave or fight back like a warrior, adopted into God’s army.

I want to be a warrior for Christ. I want to put on the full armor of God, with the name of Jesus Christ across my breastplate
and go to battle. Let’s stop going so easy on the enemy–believing his lies, living in defeat and discouragement, worried about the future, full of shame, never feeling worthy. It’s time to put that victim mentality aside and embody the strength of Jesus.

Let’s be warriors! With the name of Jesus Christ across our breastplate, let’s go to battle.

“Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the good news, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:13

“So you should not behave like cowering, fearful slaves. You should instead behave like God’s very own children, adopted into his family, calling him “Father, dear Father.” Romans 8:15

LET’S GO.

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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11 Comments

  1. 6.8.24
    Leslie said:

    Beautiful devotional Sarah, I was just praying for you and for many other prayer warriors this morning. May the Lord bring us together to pray a hedge over our children, schools and communities.

    “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”
    — Acts 2:1 (KJV)

  2. 6.8.24
    Deedra said:

    Thanks so much for this! It’s difficult at times to remember this when we are in the middle of adversity but we are commanded to do that. Thanks for this devotion and each and every one! You are strengthening us that are fighting the same battles.

    • 6.9.24
      Sarah said:

      So hard to remember, but it definitely changes everything when we act like warriors for Christ!

  3. 6.8.24
    Leslie said:

    Beautiful devotional Sarah, praying for all of our prayer warriors around the nation to come together in one mind and one place, praying over our children, schools and communities.
    “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”
    — Acts 2:1 (KJV)

    • 6.9.24
      Sarah said:

      Amen to that, Leslie!

  4. 6.8.24
    Theresa said:

    Thank you! I needed this today ♥️

    • 6.9.24
      Sarah said:

      thanks for reading Teresa!

  5. 6.8.24
    Amelia Merchant said:

    Your devotionals consistently deliver a message that my heart and my spirit need to hear. Thank you for continuing to post these. I pray that all of us have the courage to put on God’s armor this week and the weeks to come. I pray that we are able to fight every battle. Thank you so much for another wonderful reminder of how wonderful He is.

    • 6.9.24
      Sarah said:

      Wow that means so much to me, thank you for reading them Amelia! xo

  6. 6.8.24
    Carol said:

    Thank you for this Sarah !!!! It came at a time I really needed to read it. It was meant to be!

    Thank you and don’t stop reminding us of the wonders and joys God offers us each day because he loves us.

    • 6.9.24
      Sarah said:

      So glad to hear that, Carol!