Friday, March 15, 2019

Hope's Bugle-call


Foolish me! Trying to delay the inevitable by hitting snooze
hoping nine more minutes of oblivion will somehow
make it easier to switch from the horizontal position to the vertical,
but never does!

Foolish, foolish everyone who tries to thwart The Inevitable by ignoring it!

 This morning the sun broke through stunning hues of blue like a brass-bugle call...


Pry thy Soul-ship from Thy berth
Creature-care awaits
Love in flawless forms of worth
Storms through eastern gates

Rise and shine and take thy place
In life’s line of thanks
God extends his divine grace
To earth’s chosen ranks

Left foot-right-foot-left-foot-right
Mercy’s sacred charge
Bids us onward as we fight
Enemies at large

Don the Armor God designed
Without it we fall
Keep thy Victory in mind
Heed Hope’s bugle call

Forbid we, with foolish heart
Satan’s darts ignore
Soon we will see, not in part
Who we’re fighting for

© Janet Martin

There's no doubt about it; we are in a fight of our lives!
Only the true believer survives!

 Eph.6:10-18

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  
 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  
 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  
 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, 
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. 
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Love the words to this song to 'rally the troops' to persevere

 

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