Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist…Ephesians 6:13-14 (NIV)
I remember the first time I read the above verses. I sat on an old red velvet cushioned wooden pew at my neighbor’s church during Vacation Bible School. Attentive, I watched as other children displayed decorative cardboard garments to demonstrate the armor of God. When explaining truth, the teacher told us that it meant to never lie and to also know that God’s word is true. And to be honest, I didn’t give it much more thought.
However, this past year, the pursuit of truth has become a passion of mine. After years of believing lies about myself and my value to God, I emerged from a suffocating and grimy pit of rubbish. Brushing off the debris and wiping the mud from my eyes, I was ready to hear, see, and embrace the truth about God’s love for me.
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