Much of what God is up to in a man’s life is training: training in the art and practice of being a loving Warrior. There is a relationship with God and a journey with him in which a man becomes more of whom God intends him to be. This comes as the man is trained and equipped to offer himself for the hearts of others. The Father brings missions, moments, and relationships to his Beloved Son that require a man with an oriented and settled heart to bring kingdom ways to the situation. More on those words oriented and settled in a bit; but first, let’s look more deeply at what it means to be a Warrior.
Warrior is an ancient word that describes a role that, in its essence, is that of a skilled peacekeeper. The ancient Celts had a saying: “Never give a sword to a man who cannot dance.” Being a Warrior involves more than force. It goes deeper: there is a deftness to it, an intuitiveness, and a gracefulness. Only when a man knows firsthand the joy and beauty of life and how to live it well—does he possess not merely the weapons but also the graceful movements of the heart in order to wage war over what is most precious.
An excerpt from The Heart of a Warrior. Learn more here.