“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…
“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.” Ephesians 6:14-17
The Armor of God is something that you can’t see or touch but can feel it all around you. It’s something that God equips us with that we can choose to put on morning by morning or completely ignore as a whole. There are five different parts to this armor: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit. Each part of God’s armor has a different use that clothes you with the strength to get through the day.
If you wake up morning by morning and allow God to clothe you in each of these things, you’ll be 10x stronger in battling situations. When you’re discouraged, you can use the belt of truth and the shield of faith to remember how much God loves and cares for you. When you’re tempted, you can use the sword of the spirit to defend yourself against Satan. There are so many different ways to use each part of the armor of God. He gives you each of these tools so you can battle each day by walking firmly with him!