When God's warriors go down on their knees, the battle is not over. IT HAS JUST BEGUN.
This isn't just for the soldier - this is also for you and me. We fight battles everyday - even if it's just with our thoughts. Or our words. That enemy can sometimes be even more dangerous. Oh, how many times have you wished to be able to take back a comment that slipped out "unintentionally".
The Bible has lots to say about this - especially James in chapter 3:
"So it is with the tongue: small as it is, it can boast about great things. Just think how large a forest can be set on fire by a tiny flame! And the tongue is like a fire. It is a world of wrong, occupying its place in our bodies and spreading evil through our whole being. It sets on fire the entire course of our existence with the fire that comes to it from hell itself. We humans are able to tame and have tamed all other creatures—wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish. But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. We use it to give thanks to our Lord and Father and also to curse other people, who are created in the likeness of God. Words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My friends, this should not happen!"
But when we "fall to our knees" (aka pray), God will control that unruly tongue. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 141:3 "LORD, place a guard at my mouth, a sentry at the door of my lips." There was a time when I started every day with that prayer!
Another favorite is the result of this prayer by King David on his death bed: "The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His word was upon my tongue." My prayer is that I will be able to say this when God calls me home.
Have a blessed day!
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