You've been caught wearing only your underwear again. Pages have been written attempting to interpret these nightmares where we suddenly find ourselves walking out in public naked. Our worst fears trickle into our subconscious minds, and when we close our eyes, we relive these fears again and again.
What if these weren't dreams? We leave our homes every day fully clothed, but --in the spiritual realm and in Satan's eyes--many of us are still naked. When our clothing choices do not include the Armor of God, Satan claps because he knows that he can spin his webs and win.
God's armor is made available to everyone, but so is the decision we are asked to make. Just like a strong-willed child fighting the parent who is forcing them into a winter coat, God knows that if He is the parent forcing us into His armor, our demeanor will be less than warrior-like. Because of this, He allows us to make the choice as to whether or not we want to be fully armed or completely naked.
Let's walk through each piece of armor and grow in our understanding of the depth of love the author and designer of this armor has for you. Satan wants you blinded from this truth, so like a strong-willed child, let's open The Full Armor of God, turn its pages, and fight like a warrior against the enemy whose only desire is to seek, kill, and destroy those whom God loves.