“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:11-13
The spiritual battles that we wage are continuous. Our enemy doesn’t take a break. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Therefore, we must be prepared; we must be on our guard at all times – with the sword of the Spirit in our hand.
Just last weekend, I listened to a sermon that I desperately needed in order to fight the lies that Satan uses to deceive me. I loved so much of the sermon that I took 5 pages of copious notes. I realized afterwards that there were so many quotes and truths from God’s Word that I would like to have handy for times of temptation and struggle, but that returning to my journal in times of need would not be likely… so I created a Notecard Reflection Packet.
I took a stack of 3×5 notecards and wrote a powerful quote, theme, or passage from Scripture on separate notecards, then hole-punched and tied them together as a booklet. Now, those notes are easily accessible when I need to fight negative thoughts with the truths of Scripture. Having something tangible has given me a way to better fight the schemes of the Evil One.