At the start of the year, as we make our plans for teams, talks and all of the details that go into making a MOPS year – ZING – don’t forget to suit up! Ephesians 6 tells in great detail of the armour that God has provided for us to use in His service. Don’t ever forget that we are in a battle, that when we serve God in MOPS that we are soldiers on the front line.
So, I encourage you to put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the Devil’s schemes. Put on the belt of truth and put the breastplate of righteousness in its place- live lives that are real, authentic and transparent before your mums so that they will see the light of Christ within you. Have your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. For this ministry our pretty shoes – the very cute ones with the heels, the straps and the bling- just won’t cut it! We need boots… good sturdy boots that are always ready to run in and take ground from the enemy! They are shoes that bring peace. Where there is conflict let’s be the ones to bring God’s peace. As Romans 12 tells us; ‘’If it is possible, as much as it depends upon you, live at peace with everyone.’’
Never forget to take up the shield of faith that will extinguish all of the flames of the enemy. When we battle despair and discouragement, when we face a lack of carers or team members, when the mums don’t come, when we encounter criticism from those we thought were friends; lift high your shield of faith and quench the arrows of the enemy’s attack. ‘Then take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions.’ Above all, be women who press into God through study of The Word and prayer. In the busyness of life, with all of the demands of husbands and small children, with all the pressures of being on a MOPS team, don’t neglect to spend time waiting on God and lingering in His presence.