Armor Up

Nov 19, 2023    Pastor Logan Ames

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him" ~ Psalm 28:7

As many of you know by now, my first taste of Dover, Pennsylvania came not through this congregation, but through my job as a driver for FedEx Ground way back in 2004. While working that route for over four years, the absolute best time for business and the absolute worst time for stress levels was the holiday season. I often allowed the stress of the job during that time to rob me of joy and gratitude in a season when both should be on the forefront of my mind as a believer. The truth is, this happens to far too many of us. As you think about Thanksgiving next week, is your mind filled more with stress and worry about preparations, or gratitude for God's great mercy and grace in your life? As you consider that Christmas is under six weeks away, are you worried about shopping, money, and family plans, or focused on what the arrival of the Savior as meant in your life? The devil sometimes tempts us into sinful actions, but other times his goal is merely to make us forget about God, to become indifferent to what He has done and is doing for us. Either way, we need to wage war against his plans. This week at Friendship, we will discuss what it means to "Armor Up" so we can stand against Satan's wicked schemes. It's not as simple as putting on the armor of God; we also must get rid of our own stuff first. Join us for this important training to help prevent you from falling victim to plans of the evil one!