We have been in Ephesians for the last 2 weeks talking about the armor of God and the tools God gives us to stand against Satan. Review the last 2 weeks of Wednesday Devotionals here and here, and then jump into this week’s Wednesday Devotional. In order to stand firmly against Satan, one must have shoes on her feet, so we are going to talk about boots and high heels today! Woo hoo! Come on ladies, who doesn’t like to talk about shoes…and men too because I know I do!

The Scripture:

Ephesians 6:15 “…and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” 

These Shoes Are Made For Walking
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What It Tells Us About Our Shoes:

We will start by figuring out the purpose of footgear. First of all, they make us cute, stylish and hip; am I right? Some shoes are more comfortable than others, but they are actually intended to make our feet comfortable. In the same way, they are made to protect our feet from stepping on things and sometimes from even dropping items on top of them. Some give us traction to help us run or to not slip and fall. Footwear has many different purposes nowadays. However, think about this fact: we wear shoes so we can take steps without being fearful of our feet getting hurt. Have you ever stopped to think about it this way? I don’t usually think about it this way.

This idea is exactly what these Scriptures are telling us. Shoes allow you to be ready to take the Gospel forward. When you put them on your feet, you aren’t afraid to go out and share the Gospel with others. We must have something on our feet to be ready to go out, and so, we must always have our shoes ready to be prepared to share the Gospel with everyone we meet.

Our Prayer:

God, thank You for giving us the Gospel and calling me to share it among the nations. Forgive me for standing still and not always moving when and how You ask me to do so. Help me to move as You call me to in the future. Give me the faith and fearlessness to always be moving forward and sharing Your Gospel. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

A Question:

After reading this post, what steps do you need to take to aid you in strapping on your gladiator shoes to prepare for battle and share the Gospel?

STAND, THEREFORE, HAVING FASTENED ON THE BELT OF TRUTH, AND HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND, AS SHOES FOR YOUR FEET, HAVING PUT ON THE READINESS GIVEN BY THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.
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