"Arise, O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered."
We are in a battle, dear Christian. We are soldiers of Christ fighting each day in His name; sustained by His strength. In time of peace soldiers do not rest, but continue to train, submitting to long days of hard labour, so that they will be prepared when the battle is upon them. But unlike the soldiers who fight for the sake of temporal things, our battle is a spiritual one. Still we need training, preparation, and protection. Each morning when we wake we ought to plead, just as Moses did; 'Arise, O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered.' If we ask, and if we are willing to give all of ourselves for the sake of gaining all of Him, He will fight for us. Christian, the greatest Soldier is n your side, do not fight in fear.
Onward Christian soldiers
marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus
going on before.