The Shoes of Peace
Roman soldier shoes studded with hobnails provided stability on the battlefield. Hobnail-studded helped them to stand firm. Stability in what one believes and stand for is key in battle readiness. Confidence and peace provide sure-footed stability and assurance.
One technique the enemy uses against us is fear. Fear for circumstances and other people removes our trust in GOD.
Uncertainty. It takes away our trust in God.
Instability. It weakens the soldier within.
I recall a couple of years ago when I started to spend time in His presence. I clearly heard the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear the word “fear.”
“What do you mean FEAR?!”
After digesting this word, I realized where the Holy Spirit lead. I feared financial instability in terms of retirement. I feared for one of my children, yet to accept Jesus and return to Him. The Lord was right, I had fear. I realized that fear of the world – a symbol of my distrust in God. Fear took my peace away. I repented.
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Because of fear, the soldiers did not fight Goliath. David, much smaller than the soldiers, took out the giant through his faith, with a mere slingshot and a couple of rocks.
Because of fear, Peter denied Jesus three times after Jesus was arrested.
Because of fear of rebellion in the crowds, Pilate condemned Jesus to be crucified.
“Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, – and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARTION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.” – Ephesians 6:14-15
When peace is lost, we disconnect from hearing God accurately.
When peace is lost, we are rendered submissive and unable to fight.
Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy. He begins with our peace. He works to disconnect us from God.
We must reclaim our peace, reconnect with God and hear what He says.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
Life Changing Tip
We cannot be at peace with un-forgiveness in our hearts.
- Ask God to show any un-forgiveness. We must forgive others, including ourselves – a vital part of inner healing.
- Repent of worldly fears and ask God for help to let them go. The only one we should fear is the LORD.
- Words have power. Say out loud: “Peace manifest in me.” Believe it and receive it. In the beginning, it is helpful to do this daily.
- Take a deep breath three times.
- Spend time in prayer in His presence. Daily prayer reveals Satan’s fear tactics.
- Read God’s WORD. The Bible and see the victory stories. God’s Word is life-giving and will bring you confidence and hope.