Christians Prepared for War or Battle-sore?

I. Can Armor Meant For War Restore the Battle-sore?

 

Prepared for war or battle-sore?

What does each Christian need

To fight forces of darkness

Draped in bitterness and greed?

 

Ephesians chapter six speaks of

The full armor of God –

We need to take it on, Paul says,

And with these things be shod:

 

Truth, righteousness, the gospel message;

Shield of faith as well,

Plus helmet of salvation

To withstand the gates of hell.

 

He mentions, too, the Word of God

And also speaks of prayer.

Hey, wait a minute!

Did I really see prayer mentioned there?

 

(In some circles, to make prayer a priority seems rare!)

 

II. Prayer to Restore the Battle-sore Also Helps Prepare for War

 

Prayer’s vital to the process of

Preparing us for war.

But as we pray, we may discern

That some are battle-sore.

 

They’re suffering from wounds

Resulting from a lack of time

Spent strengthening themselves

In Jesus Christ, the one true vine.

 

Before they put God’s armor on,

They need to reconnect,

Not just with faithful followers

Of Christ, as some suspect,

 

But with the mercy that flows freely

From His gracious throne,

Imbibing of His healing stream

To make His truth their own.

 

(Though sometimes it is so much easier to use the phone)

 

III. Jesus Restores the Battle Sore and Makes Them Fit For War

 

It’s something we all need each day,

Without it, we can’t walk.

Come, battle-sore believer!

Let us leave the empty talk,

 

Release the heavy sorrow

That so easily besets

And find hope for tomorrow,

Leaving no room for regrets.

 

Let Jesus clothe you with the glory

That protects your back.

He is your refuge from the storm

Who shields you from attack.

 

In an age where every person

Wields their own “opinion pole,”

The whole armor of God descends

From Him who makes you whole.

 

(It pays to cling to Jesus who alone can save your soul).

 

His peace, it is our freedom.

His joy, it is our strength.

To rejoice In His salvation,

Let us go to any length!

Author: C R Flamingbush

C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can. Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.

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