GOD PAUSE: I was reminded this morning that God calls you and me warriors. Warriors are battle-ready. Equipped by the commander in charge. They are destined for victory. And I want to read a Bible passage found in Psalm 78:9,10 describing what a God-warrior looks like. It says “Take, for example, the sons of Ephraim. Though they were all equipped warriors, each with weapons, when the battle began they retreated and ran away in fear. They didn't really believe the promises of God. They refused to trust him and move forward in faith.” Dear Lord, you have called and equipped us. We are Your warriors. And in Jesus' mighty name, we go out today, believing Your promises and moving forward in faith! Amen and amen.