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I was first introduced to Shields of Strength when a good friend and brother in Christ told me he was ordering some 'Christian dog tags' for his wife and himself shortly after 9/11. He told me about their website and their various offerings and invited me to visit the Shields Of Strength website to choose some items to add to his order.
To make a long story short; I was so encouraged by the Christian dog tags and, more importantly, their desire to spread the good news and love of Jesus Christ that we ordered inspirational Christian dog tags for the entire family with a scripture printed on one side and a prayer of salvation on the reverse.
My personal favorite was an ID tag with Proverbs 3:5-6 on one side which reads; "5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
Because no matter who you are (father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, etc.) and no matter what you do for a living (athlete, soldier, sailor, marine, teacher, ministry, nurse, doctor, firefighter, police officer, veteran, etc.) ~ we have all been taught by society that self-sufficiency and self-help are desirable traits.
But the truth is this my friend -
"Self made men tend to worship their creators"
and while I don't want to diminish your God given talents and abilities ~ we're not that good and we're certainly not God.
We're human, prone to mistakes and filled with self-doubt no matter how cleverly we hide it. Only through the Love and Salvation of Jesus Christ can we approach the throne of God with the comfort and assurances we have received by Grace from our Father in Heaven.
And that scripture serves as a reminder to me to cease being self-reliant and seek to place my trust in God and my Savior Jesus Christ - not in myself, and to give Him the credit He deserves no matter what fears or circumstances I am currently facing because only then can He direct my paths.
I have worn that Christian dog tag every day and night since it arrived in the mail - and when I remember to look at the Lord's inspiring words ~ I am strengthened and encouraged.
Let me encourage you to visit this fine company and explore their Shields of Strength and Christian accessories to help you face your giants.
Call Shields of Strength | Athletes for Christ Today for Phone Orders at 1-800-326-7882
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