Clothed with Grace: The Belt of Truth

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Belt of Truth

I've mentioned on her the Bible Study, The Armor of God and told you all I would try to share what I was learning each week with you all on here.  Ephesians 6: 10-24 says:

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."
The first part we talked about was the belt of truth, which is the truth that comes from God.  In the book this belt of truth was likened to strengthening your core when you exercise.  If you a have a weak core, it impacts the entire rest of your body.  Coincidently, my husband has been at the gym working with a personal trainer because he's had some back issues.  The trainer is working with him about different arm and leg exercises to help strengthen his core, because a strong core can take aways the pain we feel each day.
The same thing is true about putting on the belt of truth.  We strengthen our understanding of the truth of God by exercising our faith. We do this when we chose to spend time in His word each day, when we pray, and when we show love to others. All of these not only show God that He is important to us, but it strengthens our relationship with Him and our ability to live out the lives He's intended for us too.
Understanding how the belt of truth impacts my life and faith daily. I encourage you to put it on too and let your life be changed for the better.

I haven't gotten to dress up in quite a while, but am going to parent teacher conferences with my long-term sub on Thursday, so I was excited that Shien just sent over this dress, which is only $18! I haven't gotten a new dress since last spring, so I thought it would be fun.  At this price, I thought it was kind of a crap-shoot as to the quality, but honestly, it did not disappoint.  The stripes line up on the sides, it has pockets and a zipper in the back.  The length is also great. I will mention I got a large and I usually wear a size 8, for reference, so if you tend buy a larger size than that, I wouldn't recommend this dress. However, if wear an 8 or smaller, I'd definitely recommend this dress!



Dress: Shein c/o same
Blazer: Candies 
Necklace: Mariposa Medley similar
Bracelets: Stella and Dot same / same
Heels: Merona similar





2 comments:

  1. Dresses with pockets are the best! :)

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  2. I love how the teal blazer really makes this outfit stand out. Either way, that striped dress is already gorgeous!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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