Breathe in Power. Breathe Out Action.

The full armor of God, that Paul describes in Ephesians 6:10-20 gets interpreted in a lot of ways – often in terms of spiritual warfare. There is another, less violent, way of thinking of this text – Wesley’s image of divine respiration. For John Wesley, God breathes power on us, which gives us the power to respond. The full armor of God can be seen in this same way. God is cladding us with what we need to be God’s servants.