The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
For many college students, at this stage in life, I’m pretty sure you all feel like this little gummy bear–One who’s stuck in a rut and can’t get up. Everyone is around, but you have no idea who to call when you’re down.
If you’re not working on a senior project, then you’re probably preparing for a final exam and if you’re not working on an exam you are more than likely working on a final paper that’s probably 10+ pages long. To add on to the madness, you’re trying to maintain your sanity by keeping your social life in check, but with school, extracurricular activities and a job on the top of your list, right now you probably feel as of you’re between a rock and a hard place.
That last day of school can’t seem to come fast enough huh?
Well beautiful people, I’m sorry but there is nothing I can do about it. However, I do have a word for you that I believe will brighten up today and the next few weeks to come. It focuses on the importance of RENEWing your strength. The verse reads:
Even the youth shall faint and be weary and the young man shall utterly fail. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary,and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31)
God seeing EVERYTHING that you are going through and trust and believe He hasn’t forgotten about you. RIGHT NOW He’s working things out in your favor. Don’t be discouraged and don’t focus on what things look like for He has a blessing with your name written on it, it’s just up to you to believe. So, what are some ways that you can renew your strength? Check out the article right here! In the meantime, keep the faith you all because a change is coming!
*Grace and peace*
Article By: Steve Shadrach |The Way College Guide
Only one percent of the world’s population are college students and I commend you if you are one of the few and the proud that represent us in institutions of higher learning. It’s one thing, though, to start college and quite another to finish it. In fact, most drop out somewhere along the way and just under 25 percent of Americans have actually completed a college degree… (Read More)
Happy Friday beautiful people!
Earlier this month, while in Savannah, I had the grand opportunity to stop by my lovely Alma mater, Savannah State University. Outside of meeting up with close friends and beloved professors, I was able to get my praise on as well with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Below is a quick video to explain what the SSU chapter of Chi Alpha is all about and how they are shaking up the campus with Christ as Christians in College. Check it out:
P.S. To all of my lovely SSU Tigers, be sure to stop by the Howard Jordan Auditorium on April 26 at 5 p.m. to join Chi Alpha as they celebrate an evening of Praise and Worship! I promise you won’t regret it! God Bless!
Article By: Alex Chediak, Desiring God
College should be a temporary season of academic preparation and personal growth to propel a lifetime of effective service to God and neighbor. It should be a launching pad into all that goes with responsible Christian adulthood. Yet for some it’s a time when they abandon the Christian faith, displaying that they never really belonged to Christ (1 John 2:19). For others, their faith remains intact, but they waste their college years with video games, partying, and other frivolities — an expensive vacation funded by Mom, Dad, and (often) debilitating student loans… (Read More)