Mark Chironna stated: “To live above with those we love, oh, how that will be glory. To live below with those we know, now that’s another story. ” (Chironna, M. 2014)
Another story because living out the life of Christ has cost many of us something. Something HUGE in this life and the bearing of that cross will push you beyond all natural limits, beyond what you “think” you know and beyond any capacity of what you thought you could withstand physically.
The spiritual side, however, is a WHOLE nother story. The spiritual arena encapsulates your mind, will and your emotions. It will include the 7 gates of your heart and the 12 gates around your life spiritually. We all have an outer court, an inner court and our MAIN goal is to arrive within our Holy of Holies. In the Holy of Holies is where we find out who we are in Christ and Who’s we are. Its in this holy place that our soul man discovers destiny and he/she will discover why they were placed into the earth.
On the way into the Holy of Holies is where all the real trouble resides though. In the outer courts is where demons can attack, the mind, the body, your emotions. They attack through deep wounding within relationships and hence the “Wounded Warrior” develops.
The Wounded Warrior is more prevalent than you know. They work alongside of you in the office place, they kneel alongside of you at church, and some of them will hold your hand as you parent them through life’s experiences. Some warriors have lost the ability to fight anymore and might need your help as they struggle with debilitating mental hurts and illnesses and it IS our job to help our teammates! Because WE ARE ON THE SAME TEAM!
I am the daughter of a full military Colonel and my father used to always tell me:
“Missy- you are NOT a lone island in/of yourself – you are on a TEAM. And when bad things happen to 1 team member it happens to the ENTIRE TEAM- we ALL take the hit together because THATS what a team does. Its unity/community and people survive and thrive when they attain the “team mindset.”
Warriors are picked off easily by the devil/his demons (through emotional attack/sometimes physical) when we get isolated and deeply wounded/emotionally or traumatically hurt.
I don’t know about you but when someone wounds my heart the only way I know how to deal with the pain is to get everyone As FAR away from me as possible so that I can manuever my way through the pain. Because I love as deeply as I get hurt. They say that the deeper you love or the depth of your capability to love will be the same level that you get hurt at. So losses affect me at very deep levels so as a warrior you need to guard your heart and hold dysfunctional people at an “arms length” for your own protection.
At least until they get more healing or at least until you get into the place to where your strong enough to deal with their warped thinking/behavior.
Wounded Warriors get hurt at 3 levels when they get hurt. If they are military they can face physical wounding, as well as spiritual and emotional wounding. For the Warrior in Christ the spiritual is the toughest because its the hurts of the soul that stay with you. The soul is the spirit man/woman in whom Christ made all of us to be.
So is this you today? Are you a “Wounded Warrior?” Have you been beaten up on the battlefield of life or on the actual battlefield of combat? Christ was in it with you then and He’s walking alongside of you now because like you You “Mighty Man/Woman of God” He’s “in it to WIN IT!” Are you? Just hang on as Christ pulls your heart up to this next level of glory- it’s gonna be ok…….its always ok with Jesus at your side….
Jesus- this battle has gone on a LOT longer than I anticipated. I refuse to quit and I WILL NOT give up because I know that through YOU I can DO ALL THINGS! Lord, please heal my heart/soul from all the devil’s strategies that he has come at me with so violently. You know the woundings of my soul and You said By Your STRIPES I AM HEALED- not WAS HEALED BUT THAT I AM CURRENTLY HEALED! So I receive that healing now in Jesus name,
Love to you guys