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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Battle Cry

Now, imagine with me for a moment.

The war is raging and you are in it. You are on the front lines. You are ready to go. You’ve got your long denim skirt and Birkenstocks on, or maybe you are the one that is sportin’ the cute capri's pants and flip-flops; or maybe yet, you’re the gal that fights better in her dress and high heels. You’ve got your HELMET secured down; your BELT fastened tight, your SWORD in one hand and SHIELD in the other. You are ready to face the enemy. You are ready for the battle. But are you?

In her book, The Fruit of Her Hands, Nancy Wilson gives us this battle cry:


"As Christian women, we must repudiate the world's agenda for women and seek to understand the Word's agenda for women... we must determine to be obedient to the Word of God no matter what is says, with no compromises. This is what is means to be a woman of the Word. We must find out what the Bible teaches about marriage, about children, about men and women and their roles, and then we must be obedient with no apologies, no matter what the cost. Is this radical Christianity? No. This is basic Christianity."



Women of the Word….

No matter what
No compromises
No apologies
No matter the cost



Let me repeat that last one again… No… matter….the…cost.

But they’ll laugh at me….

No matter the cost.

But they’ll say I’m just too uptight…

No matter the cost.

But they’ll say I’m way too conservative…

No matter the cost.

But they’ll think I’ve lost my mind.

No matter the cost.

But I’ll be misunderstood…

No matter the cost

But they’ll shun me…

No matter the cost.


The battle lines have been drawn. Do you know where you stand?

Or have you let the world influence you so much that when you look down for that line in the sand, it is so smudged you can’t tell which side you are on anymore. Or maybe you’ve never even decided which side you need to stand on.




Go ahead and pick up your Sword – the Word of God – and take a look for yourself. But REALLY take a look. Ask Him to show you what He wants,


For your marriage
For your children
For your family
For yourself

And then, prepare yourself for His answer…

No matter the cost.


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12 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

This is beyond awesome, bless you.

September 23, 2009 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger amy said...

Um...this hit me right smack dab between the eyes. Wow is all I can say.

September 23, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous alisa said...

So beautiful! I will repeat to myself today, "No matter the cost!" Thank you for that battle cry. I needed it!

September 23, 2009 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

This is a difficult, yet amazing reminder.

Thank you for being so bold.

September 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Kathy C. said...

Chelsey - thank you! So many women have turned and walked away from that line in the sand...we do need to stand strong. Amen!

September 23, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

This is something I whole-heartedly agree on and try to live and share with other women every day of my life.
I am currently covering a chapter every Friday on the book Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl which talks about our God given call as wives. It is not a call for the weak by any means and it is not something we can do on our own. A God-calling requires a God-obedience to ALL of His Word.
Thanks so much for this post!!
Blessings!

September 23, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Girl! What a post!!!!

Awesome message!

September 23, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Amen...inspiring words...sound the battle cry!

September 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

May we always look to His word for guidance. Thank you for an amazing post.

September 23, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Amen! As a woman, I am happy to let Christ lead me.

www.InspiringChistianStories.com

September 23, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Cherie said...

I have been hearing the battle cry in my spirit for quite a while now!! We truly need to seek God because the world and satan's agenda is to lead us astray through their understanding while apposing Gods.

Not for this girl!!

Thanks for the post!

Shalom........

September 24, 2009 at 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

So right in the thick of this battle right now!!! Thanks for this encouragement and exhortation!!!

September 24, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

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