Last week I spent 6 days with the Lord, His Word, and some amazing men. During a morning prayer time the Spirit brought to mind the chorus of a song I knew in high school- hadn’t heard in years, the lyrics are “Let’s run to the battle, we got to run, run to the battle.”
Sitting below a beautiful tree journaling one day I realized I was the oldest one attending this retreat and I thought to myself, “How much fight do I have left in me?” But the reply from the Lord was to put on His spiritual armor and fight like never before. Then that chorus popped into my head and I recalled wearing that #26 jersey and my high school football coach giving that adrenaline pumping charge to the team before we ran onto the field.
We are living in perilous days and now more than ever followers of Christ are called to live out the gospel to the spiritually dead all around us. Yes, sometimes the weary side of me wants to sit this one out, but I was again reminded that Abba loves to use the weak to show Himself glorious (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Ponder the words of the song below, and if you like 80’s music check it out on You Tube. May the Spirit stir your spirit to pick up your sword and run in His strength into the battle:
“Some people want to live within the sound of chapel bells, but I want to run a mission a yard from the gates of hell. And with everyone you meet I’ll take them the gospel and share it well. And look around you as you hesitate for another soul just fell … Let’s run to the battle…
Do you have your armor on? We’re in the middle of a raging war we’ve been training for so long. Have we learned to use His sword? We may not be many but we serve a mighty Lord and He’s made us more than conquerors so what are you waiting for? Let’s run to the battle, we got to run, run to the battle..
He has trampled down the enemy and has given us the victory when we pray we learn to see that His army we are marching on our knees. There’ll be times when we grow weak let’s keep our faith alive. Let your faces shine with glory for He’s helped us to survive and in that final hour when you feel like you’re ready to die will you hear the trumpet sound will you hear the warrior cry …run to the battle, we got to run to the battle.” Steve Camp
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do…This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7,9