" 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 today's world we need all of the protection we can get, when it comes to spiritual warfare. I love this section of scripture in Ephesians (Ephesians 6: 10-20) that assures us of all that God has provided for us to wage these holy battles. Isn't it wonderful that we have a God that provides for us all that we need; and then some! Sometimes I feel like I can't find all of my armour, though. It's like the feeling you get when you can only find one of your shoes. You know you had them both , you know you took them off and left them together; but for some reason, one is missing! Did the dog take one? Did your kids kick it into another room, is it under your bed? Darn that shoe! But take heart, it was right there all along, right under your nose. All we need is to go to God in prayer, praying in all occasions and for everything (vs 18). We also have our sword right at our fingertips, which is the word of God (vs 17). So pick up that Bible and read it, study it, know it. We are equipped. We are not alone!
Shoes. Recently, I got rid of a lot of my shoes. Some of them were older than my kids! I threw away the yucky ones and donated some of the nice ones that I just don't wear anymore. Lucky for me, that meant that I had to buy new shoes! Ooooh, Ooooh!!( hands pumping in the air). I don't, however, have a large budget. So, even though I crave some great new name brand sandals. Nope, not happening. I've had to be creative. And here's what I found.
|This is for my husband, who is not a foot person. I made sure I had a fresh pedicure before I took the next 2 pics.|
These wraps are from Jamberry, they were a hostess exclusive for June. There are lots of great styles for the summer.
Take a peek here.
HUSBAND ALERT: DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE MY FEET!
|I purchased these shoes at Payless Shoesource on sale, under $15! |
They are now on clearance for $7-$10.
|And these beauties...I purchased at my fave local store The Pink Silhouette.|
I got them on their on-line store, thepinksilhouetteshop.com for only $22!
Click here for turquoise sandals.
I pray your weekend is full of rest, relaxation, and restoration. See you next week!