I was out for a walk the other morning and IT. WAS. FREEZING! As soon as I took a step out the door, the thought flashed in my mind to grab my second pair of gloves to put over the pair of thin layered ones I already had on. But I was in a hurry to get out the door, so I didn’t.

Halfway through my walk my fingers were numb. No matter what I did, I could not get the sting to go away.

I should have worn those gloves!

But unfortunately, because I chose to not put them on, I was left to battle the cold without them.

I’ve been doing a study of the Armor of God by Pricilla Shirer. This past week we have been looking at the helmet of salvation. Considering the picture of the Roman soldier Paul had in mind as he described our spiritual armor, we see that the helmet was a key component in protecting a soldier’s head from enemy blows.

Likewise, the helmet of salvation is the piece of our spiritual armor that protects our minds from the attacks of our enemy.

The Lord has been convicting me that I often misuse this vital piece of armor in the same way that I did on that morning with my gloves.

God has given me a powerful, protective instrument to use in my battle against the enemy. This helmet is in my possession and available to me to use every single day.  But I cannot, and will not, experience its benefits if I choose to not put it on.

I’m hanging out over at the blog Me Too Moments For Moms today. Read the rest of “Turning Thoughts Towards The Truth” over there.