armor of god

This month’s Gear Review is going to be about something just a little bit different than our typical topics. 

I’ve told you about some of my favorite gear in the past – like my Garmin Vivoactive, the best protein powder, and the Nutri-Ninja Pro. But this month I’m going to share a completely different type of gear.

Here at and FIT for Service, I’m not just concerned about your physical health and strength, but I also want to help you become the spiritual powerhouse God intended for your to become.

That’s why this month I want to share an awesome Bible study I’ve been doing with a good friend of mine –

The Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer.

In case you aren’t sure who Priscilla Shirer is, she plays the main character of Elizabeth Jordan in the blockbuster hit War Room.

If you don’t know what that is – stop reading this blog right now. Go buy it, rent it, download it, whatever and watch it! Then come back to this blog. Trust me! You’ll thank me.

Priscilla Shirer is an amazing author and speaker (One of my favorite clips of her can be found HERE.)

So, with her wonderful writing abilities anointed by the Holy Spirit, she has given us The Armor of God.

The Armor of God study takes you on a journey through the six pieces of the armor of God as described by Paul in Ephesians chapter 6.

  1. The belt of truth
  2. The breastplate of righteousness
  3. The shoes of the gospel of peace
  4. The shield of faith
  5. The helmet of salvation
  6. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

She also throws in the secret (maybe not so secret) weapon that comprises the 7th piece of armor (You’ll have to do the study yourself to learn what that is, or you may be able to guess if you’ve seen War Room.)

As I mentioned, I’m doing this study with a friend of mine. We purchased the leader kit, which contains the 7 DVD lessons, which are also quite amazing – her power as a speaker shines through for sure (each one lasts ~ 40 minutes).

But, while I was looking for links for this post, I found out something pretty cool – Lifeway Women is going to be having an online Bible study for the Armor of God from June 9th – July 21st!

the armor of god

This would give you the opportunity to watch a video (shorter videos than the ones that come with the leader kit) and participate in forums through their blog or a private Facebook page for the study.

If you have a few friends who might want to do the study, or your women’s group/small group at your church might be interested, I would highly recommend the DVD from the leader kit. If you want to do it by yourself, the online group could be fun. And you can download the videos for $42 from

Either way, this study is life changing.

It’s easy to read through Ephesians 6:10-19 and think, “That’s pretty neat. God gives us armor, and we should use it.”

But, I’ve never looked at each piece of armor so intently before and really considered what it all means. 

So, if you’re looking for a really great Bible study, The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer is a no-brainer!

If you have done it or are doing it, let me know your thoughts below.

Let’s Get FIT Together!