Dressing Your Children

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Ephesians 6: 10-11

There are days that I dress the same Barbie more times than I can count. I tie baby doll shoes, snap tiny shirt buttons and velcro dresses over and over and over again. If not on the tiny barbie and baby doll scale, I find myself tying toddler shoes, buttoning pants or zipping coats. Oftentimes it seems that I’m dressing someone or something for the majority of the day.

It’s exhausting.

Then one day I realized that my dressing and redressing Barbies is comparable to dressing and redressing my children in the armor of God. Our barbies wear clothes in our house – it’s a necessity. My children wear the armor of God – it’s a necessity.

Satan uses society to trick our children into shedding their armor. He utilizes peer pressure and judgement to make them question the Lord’s mighty power. Satan strips our children of their armor and we must continue to redress them.

It’s exhausting.

Ephesians 6: 10-11 reminds us to be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s schemes. Without the armor of God, our children don’t have a chance! They have already suffered trauma and heartbreak. They have already been broken and are weak to Satan’s schemes.

As a foster / adoptive parent, it is imperative that we equip the children in our home with the armor of God. It is imperative that even if they come with nothing, they leave with the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness and shield of faith. As we dress ourselves each morning in the armor of God, we must do the same for our children.

Satan began attacking these children at a young age, introducing them to situations that you or I hope to never know first hand. Satan is working diligently to impress upon them lies, but God is working harder. God is working through you to equip these precious babies with the truth, the lasting truth of a loving God.

Daily, dress and redress the children in your home with the armor of God. The exhausting task of dressing is not futile and the armor that they walk away wearing will change their lives.

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