If great examples of our faith were able to stand strong while the world threw a hurricane of trouble at them, maybe there’s a thing or two we can learn about where they found those spines of steel.
Looking around at so many Christians today crying uncle over a spiritual papercut, it’s pretty clear our spines could really use an injection of that kind of steel.
David, for example, faced down Goliath, a demoniac king, a lion and a bear as a shepherd boy, a national plague, a lifetime of war as king, and a civil war led by one of his own rebellious sons, not to mention something even harder to face — the darkness in his own soul.
Where did David go for that kind of strength? The answer has been staring us right in the face, but most of us have been missing it all along because we thought it was just some pretty poetry or worse, some kind of an empty rote prayer.
Let’s look at that source of David’s strength through fresh eyes so we can ALL draw from it the next time *it* hits the fan.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.