Yes that?s right you are a warrior, and you, and you, and all of us who call Jesus our Lord and Savior. But you know what else Jesus is to us? Our commander, he directs us to fight the fight, yes that?s right we are at war. The enemy is here, the Earth is his territory. We are in the enemy?s territory. No I?m not just talking about Poland; I?m talking about this life. But there is good news, we are only here temporarily. Our seemingly unanswered prayers, unfulfilled promises and unfair circumstances will all be answered, fulfilled, and made fair in the next life, in heaven!
I hope this does not fall on deaf ears (or blind eyes I guess in this medium). I hope this is not clich? or stale. I pray that everyone who reads these words will be enlightened, and empowered, because Jesus Christ has all authority. We are planned for God?s pleasure, God wants us to be in an intimate relationship with him, he has entrusted us with everything here on earth, and have it be little or a lot in the world?s eyes. We must take care of what God has trusted us with. 1 Corinthians 4:2 says: Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. God has put us in charge, of our lives, and everything in it is his, we must be faithful in taking care of those things. Worship is not music, worship is what we give glory and honor to. Music is just a part of worship, but if that is the only time you worship, then something is missing, and you probably can feel that. We must give glory and honor to God in our WHOLE lives.
It feels good to be wanted right? It feels good to be praised? Why? Because God made us that way, we are made in the image of God, God wants to be praised and wanted. He wants us to worship him in everything. Musical worship is awesome, I find myself the closest to God when I?m singing to God, but ever since I heard about having a ?lifestyle of worship?, my life has been much fuller, more enjoyable and I am closer to God than ever before.
Where is this fire coming from? Well three books, ?The Purpose Driven Life? by Rick Warren, ?Wild at Heart? by John Eldredge, and God?s word ? The Bible. In the last week I?ve read the gospels of Mark and John, and the book of Acts. And of course the Holy fire of God is burning like a blow-torch. A lot of this I already knew, but I didn?t have a way to put it into words, and I realized that I had let the enemy take my doubts, and my confidence away, Satan didn?t take my salvation but he took my ability to extend the kingdom. No longer will that happen; I am joining the front lines, I am a warrior, and Jesus Christ is my commander. I love God, and I love people, and I will do my best to be God?s servant, and to serve the needs of other people.