And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15
What is the spiritual significance of feet? They represent stability and mobility. That means our feet enable us to stand firmly and also to move and manoeuvre our bodies in our daily functions and in battle. So if your feet are not protected, your movements can be affected. When your feet hurt, your speed suffers. That is why some Christians’ progress is so slow. When your feet are not secure, they can easily lose their grip. Your ability to stand in battle is hampered. That is why some believers are so unstable in their spiritual walk. Their footing is impaired.
Beloveds, it’s time you and I put on our shoes of Gospel Peace. What does that mean in practice? Well, it means to consistently invite the peace of God to reign in your heart and mind (see Colossians 3:15). It means to cherish the inner peace of God. It means refusing to compromise your conscience. Have you noticed that whenever you do something wrong, your conscience complains? Sadly, some Christians suppress their consciences. Wrong move!
Dear Christian, if you want to be safe and victorious against demonic forces, learn to work with your conscience. Be sensitive always to the presence or absence of inner peace in your heart. Don’t ignore your conscience. That’s the voice of the peace of God in your life. That is the umpire that tells you whether or not you’re doing the right thing. Never act against your conscience. If you keep suppressing your conscience, you’ll become callous and insensitive to the Spirit’s gentle promptings. And you’ll end up thinking God has abandoned you.
Protect your spiritual footing. Pay attention to the inner peace the Holy Spirit ministers in your heart. In every decision you make, consider the peace of God. That is the primary guide the Spirit uses in your life. You will experience uncommon victory against all the invisible evil forces arrayed against us if you embrace the role of the peace in your life. God bless you!
Pastor Josh