I’m powering up post-Bank Holiday – getting my body ready, my mind set and hopefully I’ll be glowing by the end of the month!
Last month was tough, as shared in my last post. But in May, we move. We sow seeds. And we add our armour.
“Put on all of God’s armour… Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.”
Ephesians 6: 11, 14, 16 NLT
My first piece of armour comes in the form of a personal coach. My therapist was helping me move my feelings forward. But I really needed someone to support me in moving my thoughts and my feet.
We began our first session a couple of days ago; speaking about my objectives and recapping my current “battles”. She said: “I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember this…” (I get this a lot as I’m blessed with great genes – and I’m 5’2!). “Do you remember the Ready Brek porridge adverts? When you eat the porridge you have this red glow around you.”
I did remember. The Ready Brek glow symbolised you were warmed up, ready to take on the day, protected.
She told me: “You need to have that Ready Brek glow, so whatever negativity comes your way bounces off. It comes at you but doesnt go in you. ”
Who knew rolled oats could cause such a revelation for me on a Friday afternoon?!
“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
Ephesians 6:15 NLT
My second piece of armour was the sermon from Pastor Efe at my church Worship Tabernacle: Seeds of Change. A timely reminder that to harvest, you have to go through a process of sowing, being covered in dirt – often when others are harvesting/living their best life and establishing your roots. And boy did I feel like shxt had been piling on me last month!! It’s a ponging process ?. It requires patience & peace and it will lead to preparedness for your purpose.
“Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:17-18 NLT
I won’t be putting on a helmet as such. Instead a sun visor as I take myself away for some much needed R&R. I’ve packed Eat. Pray. Hustle by Havilah Cunnington to help me put the Word into work.
I hope to return with a top up in my Vitamin D and my Ready Brek Glow!