The Inner Battle
The battlefield of life so often fought within,
you surrender or fight to win?
warriors take up armour and endure by grace,
Some walk amid the war and seek to win no place.
Some strike back against their foe by bending to pray,
Some hold close the enemy as they travel on their way.
Some battle as they gather God’s holy light,
luke warm and idle, refuse to stand and fight.
Some blast the enemy by standing with heavens power,
Some indulge in sin growing weaker every hour.
Some break free as they heed the Master’s call,
Some think they have won, even as they fall.
The noble warrior humbly hearkens to God’s will,
in his yielding his enemy is still.
surrender is the only way to victory,
As the warrior gives his heart to God, he is set free.
The days of your sojourn, the moments you strive,
The refining battle within, will you stay alive?
Will you fight, or watch, will you see the cost?
if you will not battle, you have already lost.
Written by Michelene Glasson
"In a third group are those who are grossly entangled with the “ungodliness” of the world, reminding us all, as Peter wrote, that if “[we are] overcome” by something worldly, “[we are] brought in bondage." If one “mind[s]
the things of the flesh”, he cannot “have the mind of Christ” because his thought patterns are “far from” Jesus, as are the desires or the “intents of his heart” Ironically, if the Master is a stranger to us, then
we will merely end up serving other masters. The sovereignty of these other masters is real, even if it sometimes is subtle, for they do call their cadence. Actually, “we are all enlisted” if only in the ranks of the indifferent." Neal A. Maxwell