Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Manifesto of a Spiritual Warrior

Matthew 5:5 states "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" The Greek writers chose the word "praus" for meek, which means "strength brought under control." Christ did not intend for believers to be timid and passive, rather he wanted us to be strong, but humble and graceful at the same time. And so with this I choose the life of a spiritual warrior and make this my creed.

First and foremost, I will love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. This is the greatest commandment and one I will keep above all else.

Second, I will love my neighbor as myself, showing the compassion and understanding I would want granted to me.

, I will learn to love myself, but will not show pride. I am created, loved and saved by the Lord most high, and I will respect and love myself as such, because I know that no man can show true love to anyone else if he has none for himself.

Fourth, I will heed and hold to the commandments laid forth in the Scripture. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but with His help I will do my best to present myself with shining moral character and humility. I will avoid impurity at all costs, and with the help of He who strengthens me, will stand as an example of righteousness.

Fifth, I will follow His calling in my life, and play my part in His plan with humility and thankfulness. In this way I will help to spread the Gospel to the far corners of the earth, and to the dark places in my own city.

Sixth, I may have both much to learn and much to teach, so I will fellowship with and encourage my fellow believers in their walks. Matthew 18:20 states "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." For followers of Christ there is spiritual strength in numbers.

Finally, I will carry His light with me and shine it in the darkest of places. I will stand against injustice and strike down untruth. I will carry with me the full armor of God to defend myself against attack, and I will carry His Word in my heart as a weapon to cut the enemy down. The Word of God in my heart shall make me a mighty warrior indeed, but I will also carry myself with humility and grace.

Fear me, O Darkness, for I am come, and with me the Light of Lights. Gaze upon me and despair, O Evil; see in my eyes the fire of your undoing. Your requiem carries o'er the air and I bid you come. Come and feel the sting of my blade. So say I, a warrior of the mightiest breed. One whose strength, love and righteousness flow straight from the Word of God.

1 comment:

  1. Very good. I love your passion. Let your light shine for all to see