I love just staying inside
It is so nice and warm!
But, my Christian duty demands,
I be outside in the storm.
I enjoy being at God's bountiful table to eat,
Later, I spend some time resting at Jesus'
But, being one of His "Blood bought,"
I know a war is raging and must be fought!
So, girding on my armor I step outside,
And I am immediately struck by an arrow of
I feel my knees buckle and am about to
But, I pray and this experience makes me
I stand upright and wade into the battle's
And I am surprised to find satan's forces in
But, as I continue to look I am disgusted,
For I have always known satan cannot be
It comes as no surprise to find,
Satan causing evil thoughts to bombard my
You see, I'm tempted to speak an unkind word,
Or to repeat some juicy gossip I have heard!
Satan will try in one way or the other,
To put enmity between me and a Sister or
What started as a trickle becomes a flood,
But, Jesus quickly covers my mind with his
I thank God as I hear satan's departing growl!
However, I know he will always be on the
I'm ecstatic as he turns his back to me,
And joyful as I watch him flee!
But, my experience fighting satan has made me
That he's just gone to "lay yet another
Robert F. Dotson © 2008
Music: "Cleanse Me"
Performed By Wanda Fischer
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