And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of your sinful nature. (Romans 13:11-14)
In my mid-thirties, I had a demanding job with day travel and a home and children to care for. I barely slept and was tired and stressed. I wasn’t a sex addict, but I yelled (dissension) and overate (gratifying the desires of my sinful nature).
When we are tired or tired of something, God advises, “Wake up! Put on my armor of light.” The armor, woven with power and love, isn’t heavy because Jesus removes our burden. God wants us to show His love today because tomorrow we will have one less day to love before we are with Him in heaven.
If you want to clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, pray this prayer: “God, please forgive my sins. I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and that He died on the cross as a sacrifice so my sins would die with Him. I believe You raised Him into heaven with Your almighty power. Because Jesus rose into heaven, I will rise into heaven also in a new heavenly body. Because you saved me from my sin, I receive your grace, the gifts of salvation, righteousness, adoption into your family, and being clothed with Jesus and infused with Your Holy Spirit, who unites with my Spirit to change my way of thinking so that I can always love. Thank you, God. Amen.