Devotional: Both Feet In {Ephesians 6:14-17}

‘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.’ {Ephesians 6:14-17}

Devotional: Both Feet In | Ephesians 6:14-17 | Bible Study | Prayer | Faith

Since returning from Haiti I’ve had a new desire to put my daily devotionals on hold and re-open my Bible. And since we’re in a sermon series on spiritual warfare at my church I keep coming back to Ephesians 6.

I think my greatest takeaway from Haiti was realizing how much I have one foot with God, and one foot in this world. I’m not fully dependent on God.

Haiti Clean Water

But in Haiti, I got a glimpse into a life I can’t imagine. A life where daily needs {food, water, shelter} are not met.

Yet, a life where people under these circumstances still have faith. Not, my one-foot in kind of faith. They are all in. They have two feet in, fully dependent on God.

Upon returning from Haiti, a friend shared this quote with me:

‘Your mission field is between your own two feet. Go where you’re sent. Stay where you’re put. Give all you’ve got until God asks you to move.’

Devotional: Both Feet In | Ephesians 6:14-17 | Bible Study | Prayer | Faith and fitness | Haiti

So I’m striving to get my two feet firmly rooted with God the only way I know how, diving deeper into His Word.

Equipping myself with God’s armor — the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the footgear for readiness to spread the Good News, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and sword of the Spirit {Word of God}.
So when the daily attacks {feelings of mom guilt, overwhelm, discontentment…} rise up, I’m equipped to stand firm on the mission field between my feet.

Devotional Prayer: Both Feet In {Ephesians 6:14-17}

Dear God,
Thank you for renewing my desire to get back into Your Word.
Equip me with the armor I need to stand firm on my daily mission field.
So that when you ask me to move, I’ll have both feet with you.

Trip to Haiti

I’m hoping to share a full recap on my four days in Haiti soon. From visiting Healing Water’s clean water project sites, including the Fit for Her MPLS funded site in Bainet, Haiti; to running a marathon with Bryce from Run.5050.

You can get a glimpse into my trip here.

It was an adventurous four days, but all done in an effort to raise $15,000 to fully fund another clean water project site for a community in need.

I have a goal of selling 1,000 of these custom Bonfire ‘Fueled by Water’ t-shirts and sweatshirts which will in turn raise $15,000 to fully fund a Healing Water’s clean water project site.

Haiti | Healing Waters | Bonfire | Fueled By Water Campaign

If you’d like to support this effort, buy a shirt or donate here! Thank you!

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  1. I started to delve into your website first for the exercise and nutrition advice. But then I began reading your devotionals. I love that you not only help us take care of our body, but care for the soul. Keep up the great work!

    • Leilani! I’m so glad you came across my blog and dug in a little deeper to find the devotional posts as well! Thank you so much for digging in and reading. Adding faith-based posts has been such a big accountability factor to disciplining myself to stay on top of my personal relationship with God + exploring His Word! Thanks so much for following along! -Lindsey