It’s the most powerful of emotions
And for a purpose it is driven;
When it’s selfless it has most impact
As it’s immovable with a mission.
When it’s untainted and unconditional
It will never seek its own,
And without a motive or a reward
Since from pure seed it’s grown.
True love will fight the battles;
It will stand against evil too,
As it exposes the hidden agendas
But as a cost – since it is true.
When we fight the good fight
It’s sometimes painful but necessary too,
Since we love what is behind us
And it’s the reason for what we do.
But when fear supersedes
And replaces faith and love,
Our weapons of warfare are surrendered
And we’ve lost the battle before it’s begun.
The pain that Jesus endured
Was excruciating and overwhelming,
But it was born from pure love
As He was never found complaining.
It must have hurt the Heavenly Father
To afflict His precious Son,
But His love was too superior
As His sacred will was done.
It’s the epitome of love that hurts
And when the vision is pure and true,
It will accomplish far more than we could ever imagine
When it’s combined with integrity too.
But when it’s used to manipulate or to hurt
It is not love at all,
Because it’s deceitful and covered with violence
That will contribute to a fall.
When love hurts
It’s the reason we fight the fight,
Knowing the battle is in the spiritual realm
Where all will be brought to light.
Only by God’s strength and through prayer
We will overcome all things,
When we stand on His promises
With the peace that it so brings.
When love hurts
It’s the reason we exist,
To sacrificially serve without a reward;
When truth and righteousness have kissed.
(C) P.B. 2021
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K Chesterton
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.” Ephesians 6:14
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
“But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” Ephesians 5:13
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7