I dug up some of my old blogs from a year or two ago. As they are like journal entries, that everyone could see, I thought it was kinda cool to read some of them – and kind of difficult to read others….
Still – I thought it might be cool to share some with you here. Enjoy!
I AM A WARRIOR – Originally posted August 20, 2009
Two things immediately come to mind:
1. No, not like Patty smyth!
2. If you know me, you know I can’t even fight.
But I am a warrior. I have a battle to fight. The good thing is – it’s already won! But that doesn’t mean I can slack off, or cower behind my Savior. He trusts me to go to battle for His glory! And I do not take that lightly.
I never really knew what that meant. Being a warrior. I mean – I like war movies. But come on. I don’t have what it takes! I know guys who are serving, or have served – and they have what it takes. They are warriors. Not me.
Yes me. And you. God knows we have what it takes. He’s made us to be warriors. To fight for His glory. He’s equipped us with the armor of God, as it says in Ephesians:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of
truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
I love this scripture. But I used to look at it as “God’s protection”. And don’t get me wrong – it is. But not so that we can hide behind it, much like the coward would try to hide behind a flimsy sheild. If you think of Saving Private Ryan, when the soldiers were on the beach, trying to hide behind anything they could. If they did that, they were sure to be killed. They had a better chance of survival if they got up and pushed forward. So do we. God gives us this armor, so that we can be bold and stand our ground. We don’t have to be decieved by the enemy, who tells us we are not worthy, that we are sinners, losers, we don’t measure up. I bind these lies up in the name of Jesus Christ! satan has no dominion over us! It’s time we stopped believing in the lies, and stand on the truth. We are warriors, and this is a battle. And in Jesus Christ we are victorious! Amen!
Oh – and one more thing. For the non-believer. You are not the enemy. I am not fighting with you. I am fighting for you. May God bless you.