But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

I Thess. 5:8

Does your heart ever get hurt by people’s words or actions?

Do you ever find your mind filled with worry or doubt?

I love that God offers protection for both our heart and our mind.

Faith, Hope, and Love……

We need them all, don’t we?

Today, remember all the ways God has been there for you in the past even in the toughest times (we’re not promised an easy road just a road we don’t have to walk alone).  When you remember these moments, your faith will grow.

Think of your love for the people you hold dearest in your heart then multiply that love times a billion several times and you will have a fraction of the love God has for you…..

Put both this faith and this love in front of you as you face the world………..

Let them protect you.  You are not alone.

I love Psalm 18:2829

You, LORD, keep my lamp burning;
   my God turns my darkness into light.
With your help I can advance against a troop;
   with my God I can scale a wall.

Picture yourself advancing with your heart protected by faith and love. I love this image!

Then figuratively slip on your helmet, the Hope of your salvation!

How can my mind wander when my every thought is wrapped securely in His Hope!

The slogan for the high school I teach at is this,

“It has to be a new day….”


Friends, God has the same slogan!

“His mercy is new every morning!!”


We belong to the day………..this new day!


Protect yourself with faith, hope, and love!

In Christ, “IT HAS TO BE A NEW DAY!!!!!!!”


Praying for you as I get ready for my new day!