We explored the so-called armor of God in my last blog post. In this guided meditation we will practice putting it on and allowing Spirit to interpret what we might need this day. This imagery, from Ephesians 6:10-17, Paul offers us that we might stand “against the cosmic powers of this present darkness.” He continues saying, “Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” This armor doesn’t appear all that powerful: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Please let go of preconceived notions of these and let Spirit guide your prayer and any interpretation of these images. Many people find a daily practice of imagining putting on this armor to be grounding, centering and reassuring.
Painting by: Adele Wayman: "Daylily, always coming and going,"oil and oil stick on canvas, 28 x 37 inches, 2006 ©