Monday, February 06, 2006

go steelers.

I saw on the news last night that Pittsburgh won
the superbowl. go steelers. yeah. (I'm not at all
a football fan --can you tell?)

here's my thought --all of us need to get as excited about Jesus as we do our favorite sports team. There were people everywhere dressed up in steeler black and gold - bank tellers, grocery store clerks, restaurant waitresses and patrons. I even saw some young people who had black makeup under their eyes - obviously so they would have no glare from any source which may impede their view of the big screen HDTV.

Everyone whooping and yahooing about a football team.
Let's whoop and yahoo about Jesus.

Let's wear His colors.
Are we dressed in His armour?...
  • the belt of truth
  • the breastplate of righteousness
  • the gospel shoes
  • the helmet of salvation
  • the shield of faith
  • the sword of the spirit
  • praying always

    All the pieces of the armour of God, listed in Ephesians 6, are different aspects of who Jesus is to us. To wear the whole armour of God is to focus on Jesus. Each piece helps us to defend ourselves against Satan's wiles, while at the same time, advancing ourselves even further towards being more like Christ. Notice that every area of our body is covered - from head to toe --with a shield and a sword to protect and defend.

    anyway...just a thought --always my thought whenever I see people going oogoo aagaa over sports. There's nothing wrong with going oogoo aagaa over your team --it's okay to love your team --but how about loving Jesus too?

    that's all.
    I'm off my soapbox now.
    have a blessed day!

    Hikingalong said...

    YEAH! I'm a cheerleader for Jesus and I'd like to see others get on the bandwagon! Thanks for this post, it was great!

    char said...

    There is one area that is not covered by the whole armor of God -- the back!

    We must face Satan head-on. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. NOT the other way around!