Monday, May 3, 2010

We are at War

I love the band, BarlowGirls. It's a group made up of 3 sisters, Rebecca, Alyssa, and Lauren Barlow. They are one of my faves!! Their newest album, Love & War is amazing!! I was listening to it today and came to the song, "Running Out of Time" and put the song on repeat. The lyrics really got me thinking. First, here are the lyrics:
We are not blind
We know the truth
Still we don't stand
Still we don't choose
We'd rather stay
So comfortable
Stuck in our world
Under control
We may not pull
The trigger but we
Stand by and watch
And pretend not to see
Silence is worse
Then evil done
What in the world have we become
Can't you see
That this is a war
So pick your side
It’s time to move
Not time to hide
Don't let lies
Make up your mind
Cause can't you see
Were running out of timetomorrow will come
And one day we'll see
The choices we made
Made history
Before it's too late
Find where you stand
So use our voice
While we still can
There were a couple things that came to mind. They talk about us being comfortable in our world and how silence is worse. It's easy to state what I believe in church and in front of my friends that believe the same, but what about in front of those that are completely against what I believe. It's not that I deny what I believe, it's just that I continue on with my daily life and try not to start conflict by taking a stand against what I disagree with as long as it "doesn't affect me". Not only do I need to pick a side, but stand up for my side. This is spiritual warfare. I want it to be very evident where I stand and what I stand for!
Ephesians 6:10-18 says, "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 saints. "
So I'm putting on my battle gear, standing up for what I believe in and letting the rest of the world know too! This is war and it's battle time!
Here's the only video I could find of the song, it is BarlowGirl singing, but it's just the words. It's actually pretty cool. I will warn you, it's quite up beat! :)


pfd said...

Great post! I love your choice of verses. When I first began committing my life to Christ this was a verse I prayed daily. I battled greatly before my roots grew and I needed to use the full armor of God!

Julie Riisnaes said...

Very thought provoking Donna...

sammysgrammy said...

Provocative song. No "lukewarmness"
Good post

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