I was nearly asleep, maybe I actually had been, when I awoke with an understanding. I tried to brush it off and go back to sleep but there was an insistent nudging so finally I began typing in the notes section of my iPhone.
Over a lifetime, the vast amount of a warriors time is not spent fighting. They train, equip, rest and await direction from their King, responding in obedience. And a warrior for God? He also seeks the Lord.
I had some imagery associated with it so I searched the Bible and found Judges 20, which I read and then wrote:
In Judges 20, the Israelites lost so many people! Yet it was not until the whole army knelt before God in fasting and prayer that God gave them victory! Judges 20:26-28 says: “Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the Lord. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the Lord. And the Israelites inquired of the Lord… They asked, “Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites, or not?” The Lord responded, “Go, for tomorrow I will give them into your hands.”
A friend of mine had mentioned via text that he had written, “I am God’s warrior,” and I felt like this was for him. So the next morning, despite my nervousness at sending something totally unsolicited to him, I forwarded my note from the night on.