Monday, May 17, 2010

Today's Declaration

Keep your foot [give your mind to what you are doing].
Ecclesiastes 5:1

"In spiritual warfare, the mind is the battlefield. That is where the enemy makes his attack. Satan wants you to think that you are mentally deficient--that something is wrong with you. The truth is that you just need to discipline your mind. Don't let it run all over town, doing whatever it pleases. Begin today to "keep your foot," to keep your mind on what you're doing." (New Day, New You)

The Battle
Today is a battle. Everyday is a battle.
The battle has been raging and the trenches have been dark, deep and lonely.
I have been trying to move; to climb out.
I have been stuck; held down.
I have felt heavy; too heavy to lift my eyes.
There has been a thick swarm, buzzing all around me. Spewing lies.
Pecking away at my weary armor.
Beaten, broken and tired; I gave up.
I laid down--looking for rest.
The swarm trapped me on the ground.
There was no escape--or at least, that is how it appeared.
The burden was too heavy; it was all too much.
I was defeated.
The heaviness grew and weighed me down even more.
The lies grew louder--deafening.
I wanted relief, but felt paralyzed.
Paralyzed by lies, fear, doubt, exhaustion...
the enemy was at war.
I couldn't lift my eyes, much less manage to lift my weapon.
I felt alone and unable to fight.
I was drowning.
Everywhere I looked, I could only see the swarm.
I was disoriented--blinded.
Just when I thought I couldn't take it anymore, I was rescued.
Rescued by my Savior.
I was scooped up out of the trenches, and taken away from it all.
The swarm was left all alone, to spew lies to each other.
They tried to follow, but my Protector warned...no, commanded them to stay away.
My eyes could finally see and my ears were opened.
Restoration.
Peace.
Relief.
The darkness and heaviness no longer surrounds me.
The Light has come.
My armor was gently placed back on my body by my Commander.
Whispers of love.
Comfort.
Encouragement.
Hope.
Fills the air.
My Lord is here; ready to fight against the enemy for me.
I cannot fight this battle; it's too complicated and ugly.
My King has sent guards to surround and protect me.
This battle belong to my Lord.
He is victorious.
He has overcome.


I saw the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
Acts 2:25-28

Hmm...yea. That's my declaration for this Monday. Let's just say, things have not been easy. But, things are looking up! Thank you all for your love, prayers and support!

3 comments:

MJ said...

Praying for you, Ash. Love ya so much. Be peaceful.

MJ said...

Praying for you, Ash. Love ya so much. Be peaceful.

Rosemary Welch said...

This is a precious poem. Thank you.