Given By Rev Madison Shockley on August 26, 2018

One does not recognize a Christian by their attire but by their actions. We fight a spiritual battle against those ideas, attitudes, and beliefs that cause hurt and suffering.  We have all experienced this battle. We have all come to a new understanding about something. In order to fight this struggle, we must be prepared. The reading speaks about the armor of God. In dressing for success, the most important item is TRUTH. We need the perspectives of all people for a more complete truth. Another item is righteousness. Character counts so do the right thing even if it is not to our advantage. Our goal is peace, not vanquishment. We want to deliver them from evil and grant them salvation. Lastly, there is the word of God, love. We carry these traits with us so we are dressed for success.