Each piece of The Armor holds a godly truth with it. Before we start talking about what each piece of Armour is we need to know how to grab hold of each truth and hide it in our hearts. Another way of saying it, is we need to meditate on each truth until it flows out of us no matter the circumstances
“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say (& do) flows from what is in your heart.”Luke 6:45 NLT
God does not promise that hard times won't come. But if His truths are hidden in our heart we can succeed no matter the circumstances.
“But they delight in the law (the Word) of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalms 1:2-3 NLT
So, what is meditaion? When you meditate on something, you're thinking and talking about it so much that it flows out of you. Consider all the times that you've worrried about something. You've thought about the problem and talked about the problem so much that it is constantly on your mind, even to the point of affecting your day to day actions. A good example of this would be someone who has worried and stressed about something so much that they end up with an ulcer. This is what worry can do. All worry is, is meditation on the wrong thing. Rather than think about God and his truths you're thinking thoughts filled with fear.
I am going to endeavor to give you a complete picture of what each piece of Armor is. Unfortunately, unless you hide these truths in your heart they won't do you any good. Each truth is going to have to be hidden away long before hard times come too. You will find that If you wait until the hard times to hide these truths away then we are going to have to fight the circumstances as well. And you will find that that is like fighting a battle you've already almost lost. But if you will hide these truths about the armour in your heart now then you can go into the hard times ready for what they may bring. I encourage you to take each piece of armour and meditate on it until it flows out of you no matter the circumstances. Then you will truly live from victory to victory.
“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
Put on salvation as your helmet,
and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.
Ephesians 6:13-18 NLT