What Is Your Sword?

A Christian’s life is a series of battles.  Sometimes you win, other times you lose and sometimes a draw.  We wage a battle not physically but spiritually, not against flesh and blood but against unseen things (Ephesians 6:12).  Whether it be the war within ourselves or the battle to make our own choices, the word of God is clear how we are going to defend our selves. He  equipped us completely like a soldier or a warrior going to battle (Ephesians 6:13-17). It is easy to get confuse  when it comes to different bible versions.  We have the King James, New International, New American Standard Bible, etc.  So which one?  I started out on New International Version , then to King James Version when I attended a Baptist church. There was a time where I became a King James Version only guy.  “The other versions are just corrupted”, so I said to myself.  That’s why sometimes you hear the saying, “King James cult”.  I am not hear to demean other versions.  Rather to show you which sword you should pick since the word of God is our sword (Ephesians 6:17). Currently I am using the New Living Translation. Again, I am not here to sell and promote a specific version.  Ever since I used this version, everything is more clear to me.  The fruit I am producing is abounding.  This blog and it’s words are one of its fruits.  If […]

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Psalm 119

:25 – I lie in the dust completely discouraged.. :28 – I weep with grief.. :71 – The suffering you sent was good for me.. :82 – My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me? :83 – I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, exhausted with waiting. :92 – ..I would have died in misery. :107 – I have suffered much, O Lord. :123 – My eyes strain to see your deliverance, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled. :136 – Rivers of tears gush from my eyes.. :141 – I am insignificant and despised.. :143 – As pressure and stress bear down on me.. :146 – I cry out to you; save me.. :147 – ..I cry out for help.. :148 – I stay awake through the night.. :149 – ..O Lord, hear my cry..save my life. :153 – Look down upon my sorrows.. :157 – Many persecute and trouble me.. :169 – O Lord, listen to my cry.. :176 – I have wandered away like a lost sheep..

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My name is…

When you were born I was there I saw the joy in your mother’s eyes while you cry And she held you the first time in her arms She was in pain while she delivered you As soon as you came out that pain turned into overflowing joy I watch you as you began to grow Words muted, speaking and walking barely As seasons passes they become more clear You limp, then start walking, couldn’t stop talking, questioning everything Next time I know you are running, jumping Eager to learn what kind of world you are in Your parents could barely keep up with you I have high expectations for you Sure this fellow must be different Innocent and what is better than having a child’s heart That is the kind of heart that’ll listen and obey Him That is the kind of heart that knows no doubting Behold it’s your first day in school Nervous, afraid but you got through all of it Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years Has gone by everything seemed like yesterday The moment you have a taste of the world has to offer you The heart of a child is no more You’ve turn into something I never expected You’ve become prideful, you’ve hurt countless people With your tongue you deceived many You’ve gain riches and amass power Through oppression, repression and deception You considered yourself a god How I was disappointed in […]

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