"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV
"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him." 2 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV
"In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good." Ecclesiastes 11:6 ESV
God is a King and a Father. He has a will and a battle plan. He wants his soldiers and his civilians to live.
Grace is the channel that love and all it's attributes are expressed. The battle field is in the mind. It is the soul. Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost so that those lost people would be found and saved alive. Grace will bring the love that saves them.
"But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." 1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV
We are armed with the Gospel. Idleness will kill us. Our moving feet allow us to dodge death.
"He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Isaiah 2:4 ESV
If I am armed with the right weapons I can not harm my fellow soldiers with friendly fire.
"Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10 ESV
God... govern us with Your love today. Let grace and mercy remove any hindrances in our mind or soul. Give us objective insight into Your battle plan God. We are not our own. We need You to lead us to the green pastures and the lost sheep. Give us ears to hear Your leading.