Staying Behind

“And it happened, in the spring of the year, at the time kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the armed forces and ravaged the country of the people of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah.  But David stayed at Jerusalem. And Joab defeated Rabbah and overthrew it.”  1 Chronicles 20:1

David stayed behind and lost a different battle.

Lord, we desire to stay in the battles you want us in.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Day to Day

Lord, You know when we’re weary
of the battles day to day
wanting to just check out
and avoid the fray

so please strengthen us
to enter in once more
and be lifted by the fact
You’ve already won the war.

On The Verge

“And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies; do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified of them’.” Deuteronomy 20:3

The people of Israel HAD to enter into battle. So do we.

Oh Lord, we desire to see and enter onto the spiritual battlefield before us each day. And here is a simple poem . . .

The Good Fight

I’m on the verge of battle
but not even aware
so the enemy keeps taking
everything that’s there.

But You have given me a weapon
it’s powerful and called prayer –
time to awake and be a warrior,
to truly fight if indeed I care.

Facing Battles

“You shall not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22

The children of Israel went from slaves, to travelers, to warriors.

O Lord, teach us which battles to enter into with You and which ones You are not a part of. And here’s a simple poem . . .

When He Says So

Some battles
need to be fought
some victories
need to be sought
and we can enter
in unafraid
for our God fights for us
in the fray.

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