Saturday, December 5, 2015

I'll Fight to bring the Light of God to the Lost Souls of Our Time!

The founder of the Salvation Army William Booth said, "While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight
While little children go hungry, as they do now,
I'll fight
While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight
While there is a drunkard left,
While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight, I'll fight to the very end!” 

At the beginning of December every year the Salvation Army honors this powerful statement with "I'll Fight" Day. 

Many of us were lost, addicted, troubled, and very self destructive. Personally I used to sit around every day complaining, loaded up on this or that, running my mouth. I was so good at victimizing myself and portraying every situation as a tragedy happening to me.
I always said, "I want change!" But while I said it, I sat there and did nothing. I smoked pot, drank, sat on the internet, and wanted change.

Today, I am the change. I'm doing something. 

William Booth said, "Do something!" 

Today, I do something. The world is a scary place. Someone has to stand up. Will you?

Someone else isn't going to stand up. Everyone is headed for the bar, the club, the strip joint, or the dope house. Everyone is headed to the white picket fence, the big bank account, the luxury lifestyle, and such selfish endeavors.

If someone is going to take a stand, it's got to be me and you. There is no one else. If you're reading these words, it's you. Others aren't going to take our place. Either we do something special, now, today, or we watch the world, our country slide deeper and deeper into darkness. You know I'm right. Take a stand.

In the past I sat around smoking dope and complaining saying "I want change." Today I serve in the Salvation Army; today I am the change. I'm through complaining, today I'm doing. Thank God for that. There is nothing worse than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself because we all got such a raw deal. 

Will you fight? I'll fight.

Today I'll fight. Tomorrow I'll keep fighting. 

While women are sold into sex slavery, as they are today, I'll fight
While unborn children are given over to death, as they are today, I'll fight
While men are drug addicted and lost, as they are today, I'll fight
While young people die in mass shootings, while a single child in India goes hungry, while there remains one lost soul, without the light of Christ, I'll fight
I'll fight to the very end!

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