A warrior like me

Friday, March 23, 2018

All through history, we have mighty warriors swinging swords and fighting battles. But I am here to tell you, that today, we also have battles raging that need fought. Part of the problem with our fight, however, is not people willing to do battle, but the impaired vision of who the enemy is. We have heard to hate the sin but love the sinner. Yes, this is a good practice if we recognize the last part of the sentence — love the sinner. Most times, when we say this, we are picturing a sin we ourselves feel we would not fall prey to.

Just like in the military, there are many weapons at our disposal to take back what the enemy has taken from us. We have God’s word, prayer, meditation, touching and believing and anointing with oil. But the greatest weapon we have is love. It is lightweight and any amateur can use it.

It is carried right on the person so it is always accessible. It is more than a sword to kill hatred and bigotry. It is a multipurpose tool. Not only does love tear down walls, but it builds self-worth, self-esteem, and it builds a strong foundation for future endeavors.

In John 3:16 it says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Love broke down the veil and has opened instead hope for all of us sinners to pick our own swords and swing wildly into the darkness of this world. So today I ask you, who is willing to be a warrior like me?