As we carry out our mission for God here on Earth, our success will be largely determined by how we equip ourselves. First and foremost, we must be equipped with truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Spirit, and the Word of God.
20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
In today's world, there are now many new variations of tried and true tools we can use to better equip ourselves and carry out our mission. There are many free and 'open source' tools we can lay our hands on in this Information Age that we can use to be more effective. Please take the time to explore some of these tools identified on the non-profit COSI 'Open' Religious Technology & Tools web site at http://religion.cositech.net