Our faith is the most important weapon that we have. Faith is
believing in Jesus and in His ability to answer our prayers and provide
solutions to our problems. It is trusting in His power and that He
is God, and that He can forgive our sins and cleanse our hearts. It
is knowing that Jesus can change us and make us brand-new inside and give
us eternal life. (Start making the shield as you talk
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:16 tells us to:
"Take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the
flaming arrows of the evil one."
Faith is a shield with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of
temptation and fear that the devil throws at you. Faith brings us
salvation, because when we believe, Jesus comes into our heart.
Faith also brings us the answers to our prayers. Faith keeps us
trusting in Jesus day by day, and will keep us until we see Jesus face to
Are you trusting Jesus? Sometimes it means that we have to wait for
God's time for Him to answer our prayers. Faith is not being
anxious and running around trying to solve your problems yourself.
Jesus said that we should cast all our cares onto Him because He cares
for us (1 Peter 5:6).
Next time you pray, imagine that you have a suitcase full of your problems.
As you pray and tell Jesus your needs, imagine unpacking them and
putting them at his feet. "There!" you say, "Now they are your
Then, imagine closing up your suitcase and then walking away, leaving all
your problems at Jesus' feet. They're not your's any more, so don't
pack them into your suitcase and take them away with you again!!
(Finish the shield).
Use your shield to protect yourself from what the devil will whisper in your
ear. "It won't work," he'll say, "You haven't got enough faith!"
Oh, yes you have! Hold up that shield! (Hold the shield
in front of your heart). Let's repeat what Matthew 19:26 says:
"With with God ALL things are possible,
I believe your Word Lord, and I am trusting in it!"
Hold up that Shield of Faith and never let it drop!