Game of Life
Every sport has its armour. Tennis players have shoes that grip and protect, Footballers have the safety of sprigs and mouth guards, swimmers have goggles. Even joggers with their shoes and rubdowns are also protected by sunscreen and reflective clothing.
Hockey, being the fastest ball sport in the world, has a lot of armour. Goalkeepers in particular take to the field covered in high impact plastics, Kevlar, carbon fibre and steel. And the technology is forever evolving. Better plastics, stronger armour, lighter shielding. Why? Because better armour can make a better goalkeeper even better. It’s lighter, less restricting and above all, good armour allows a player to have confidence and feel safe.
And it’s the same for me in my spiritual life. The better my armour, the better I can play this game of life. The Bible is pretty clear about what your armour is for the game of life. In Ephesians 6 there’s a complete kitout all ready for you. Have a look at it and think about this. Do you have the best armour? Is the armour you wear in your everyday game of life, the strongest, most protecting it can be? Does it give you confidence and freedom?
Now, I’m not a goal keeper, so I don’t get the full body armour. But even so, when I play, I now find I can hardly set foot on the pitch without my mouthguard in. I just don’t feel right! I am so reliant on the protection of my armour, I’m lost without it. Why? Because I have been smacked in the mouth and saved by that armour.
And it’s the same in my spiritual life. I can’t go into the day without my spiritual armour. It just feels wrong. I’m not confident taking on the day. Why? Because the full armour of God has protected me so many times. I wear armour when I play hockey, because it works. I wear the armour of God in my game of life… because it really works.
06/08/2017 / Kit Densley