Warrior

Caught naked and ashamed
Armor and weapons strewn in the tent
The enemy running through the camp

Pick up your armor
Sword and shield
Pick up your fight
Come out into the light

Left in tears by enemy’s shouts
Brawl taken out of your ready fists
What happened to King’s commands?

Pick up your armor
Sword and shield
Pick up your fight
Come out into the light

Fat on food from lack of battle
Wandering eyes catch sight of pleasure
Now surprised out of stupor beyond measure

Pick up your armor
Sword and shield
Pick up your fight
Come out into the light

Fight, warrior
Fight, you saints
Fight, you children who are free
Defeat is covered by blood
The Mighty One ready to lift you out of the mud

You who are ready to die without cause
Leave this life without fight into someone else’s hands
Remember Who commands the breath in all your lands

Pick up your armor
Sword and shield
Pick up your fight
Come out into the light

Jesus, help me to be a warrior. I pray that I won’t be complacent or leave the fight to die in my own devices. I pray I can take up the King’s cause and live dangerously for You. Steel my heart for the wars to come, and soften my speech to love those around me. I need you, and cannot win this alone. I face defeat every time I march off on my own. I pray that I can surround myself with other warriors who will go to battle with me and lift me up when I fall to fight another day. Jesus, I cannot do this without You and I am enabled to pick up Your banner as Your warrior because of what You’ve done for me. There is no other merit so that I can call myself Your warrior. I pray that I remember your grace, and that I fight so that others know your grace more than my shame. Your love for me is extravagant, and I pray that others around me would see this shining off the Sword and Shield you’ve given me. I pray that I won’t tarnish these weapons, and wear my armor with honor and humility.

Jesus, you are King, and you don’t remember our sins anymore. Praise God!

1 thought on “Warrior

  1. The last two paragraphs are my favorite. We truly are nothing without Him. One of the things so many people forget, Christians need Christ just as much as non-Christians do.

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