I have a confession…I am a coffee addict. Not a shocker for anyone who knows me. I am also a flavored coffee creamer addict, too. Until I heard of bulletproof coffee. I began drinking my coffee this way after the New Year- you simply brew a cup of hot coffee and blend it in a blender with 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil and grass-fed butter. I use the Kerrygold butter which they have at most local grocery stores. If you haven’t already done this- you have to try it! Why bulletproof coffee? Because it is loaded with good, healthy fat and it keeps me going all morning!
Speaking of bulletproof– the Lord used a song recently to encourage me- “Titanium” by Sia. It’s a beautiful song, written about self-empowerment against criticism and negativity. But I heard it a little bit differently. You see, Ephesians tells us this-
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:12-13
The battle that we are in is NOT against people, but against the enemy. And the battle against good and evil is NOT one that I am equipped to fight in my own strength! But He empowers us through His Spirit to withstand any attack from the enemy. He equips and prepares us for anything satan throws our way- no matter what that may be- criticism…discouragement…negativity…
But we have to be intentional about putting on His armor- making sure we are listening and being obedient to Him, reading the Word, praying, and seeking His will in all areas of our lives. The Holy Spirit give us the strength and power to withstand any bullets the enemy fires our our way!
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. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:14-18
He is my armor, my shield, my truth, my salvation…
He is my “Titanium”.