For the past two days I have been feeling like I am gearing up for battle. I am ready to fight, ready to win. My fists are up, sleeves pulled back, feet planted firmly, ready for the first swing. I have been slightly testy and a bit short in tempered with people who aren’t ready to stand firm next to me — it’s a crazy thing.
I have been trying to figure out what the root of this really is and today I figured it out. I am going to war. To war with the lukewarm feeling in my heart, the willingness to allow “little things” to remain in my life that are not so bad but are really like little sins, ready to take root and grow (James 1:14-15).
Too many things that have been set aside to be dealt with later. Things, habits, behaviors, that have been allowed to stay long enough in my life that they have become pets instead of enemies.
During my lunch I was listening to some songs I downloaded and came across Petra, a favorite band from my early days as a believer. The words fit so well with the battle I am preparing for, I thought I would share them here.
May you be putting on your armor (Ephesians 6) and be ready to capture our thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5). Let us stand side-by-side and prepare, remembering that though we are ready, the Victory belongs to the Lord (Proverbs 21:31).
This means war–and the battle’s still raging
War–and though both sides are waging
The Victor is sure and the victory secure
But till judgement we all must endure
This Means War! (Petra, This Means War)