Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, August 2nd, 2021
War Gear: The Helmet Of Salvation
Take the helmet of salvation...
Ephesians 6:17 (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
The helmet of salvation changed my life.

Like a soldier, I see myself in it. It's gleaming and hard like a diamond. It was made for me and fits perfectly.

But before I committed to Jesus, I didn't know this helmet existed. Consequently, my mind was a war zone.

Back story: Often, I'm exuberant. Expressive. Both positively and negatively. In lows, I felt chased by depressing thoughts. Hounded by anger. Filled with forebodings.

I gave and took emotional punches, all while running a respected business. I wanted to do good and to BE good. But BEING good without God? It can't last.

I was destined to break and surrender- thankfully to God, rather than Satan. 'And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding' (Philippians 4:7) came to guard my heart and mind through His Son.

Only then did I learn of God's helmet and the Mind now available in it: 'The mind of Christ' (1 Corinthians 2:16).

In this grand and supernatural Truth, we can recognize the enemy's lines, then break and evict them in perfect peace.

'We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ' (2 Corinthians 10:5).

God made the helmet. Jesus tested it and put it in heavenly production. He pre-paid for each of our helmets, too. Our appropriate response to this gift?

To put it on. To put Him on. To share.

Additionally, we must help others. 'Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ' (1 Peter 1:13).

## War Gear: The Helmet Of Salvation (Part 6)

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the War Gear series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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