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Like Joshua, Train My Hands for War

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“I am a Kingdom Man. Like Joshua, I will be strong and courageous. I will train my mind and body for the battles to come. I will discipline my heart, eyes and tongue to be steadfast and faithful to the calling on my life.” TJC Creed, 2nd Stanza

As a young man, David is probably one of the most trained and equipped warriors we can read about. David, while often making his mistakes, would never fail to give God praise for the accomplishments allowed through his life. Psalm 144:1 says, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”

One of the most important questions a man may ask himself is why he chooses to do something. In this case, why have we chosen to train? Further, one of the most important actions we take is placing credit where credit is due, when the calling on our life is coalescing. 

Tim McGraw put it this way: 

“When those dreams, you're dreamin' come to you

When the work you put in is realized

Let yourself feel the pride

But always stay humble and kind,

Don't take for granted the love this life gives you

When you get where you're going don't forget turn back around

And help the next one in line

Always stay humble and kind”

Regardless of your reasoning, motives, or determination, the choice was made, and the training is necessary. Some of us may be stronger than others, more disciplined, or even faithful. Remember training never ends, and while you may achieve some extraordinary accomplishments, someone with you, behind you or in front of you always needs help. 

When in bootcamp, we were in a “make it rain” session in the barracks. My bunkmate was skinny and not very strong. He was struggling to continue with sit-ups. If anyone stopped, we would start over. I instinctively placed my arm under his shoulders and aided him to the finish. We completed the sit-ups together. We moved forward and didn’t have to start over. 

Daily Battle Order: Stanza two focuses on us internally and our calling. The calling on your life remains and doesn’t need to start over. Continue training no matter what, and don’t forget to look around for anyone who needs help. 

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