A Fascination with War.
I was an army brat! And I have been fascinated by war for as long as I can remember. From my Dad's equipment and tours of the base to the shows I watched on tv (Combat, Rat Patrol etc...) to the toys I played with. ALL war toys! I don't think I had friends...just military advisors! I was voted the most likely person to start WW3 in my elementary class.
I still to this day have a strange fascination with war and warfare. I watch re-runs of Combat and Rat Patrol with my boys to this day.
But there is something wrong with equating this fascination with the actual execution of war. I don't ever want to kill anyone...I want to save them. Maybe I could be a medic?!
Why are young boys so taken with warfare? Why are men so taken with this?
There is a far cry between watching Saving Private Ryan and actually killing the enemy. I thank God for that!
My fascination with earthly warfare has led me to a deeper understanding of warfare in the Spirit. THAT is where a Christian is to battle...not according to the flesh. A Christian is a soldier of Christ and must be ready to lay down his life at all times. As a true soldier, one must reckon he is already dead; only then can he be a good soldier. So we can redeem the fascination of war in order to better serve the Lord.
Formerly "Adullam" from other sites!
Striving to apprehend that for which I have been apprehended in Christ Jesus.
Walk in the Light! (התהלכו באור)