Stand your ground, oh Christian!
God’s truths encircling you,
With righteousness to guard your heart,
And Gospel-ready shoes.
With faith, a shield before you,
And knowledge that you’re saved;
The Word of God, your trusty Sword,
And ground beneath you paved
With fervent prayers to Jesus,
Your source of strength and power
To draw upon as you go forth
In this, the final hour.
Be brave, Christian! Remember
The battle is the Lord’s.
His hand is there to guide your shield
And help you grip your sword.
So don’t despair, dear Christian…
God’s promised victory.
Just keep in mind – to best prepare,
Spend time on bended knees.
“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…
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…”
Ephesians 6:14-18 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, July 2014