100 Days

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today”, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13, New International Version
“There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.”  C.S. Lewis

Not long after the Valiant Man course, a friend got me to start doing something that became a lot larger than he or I expected. All he asked me to do was write down when I'd had a quiet time. I thought, this is actually a great opportunity to get some information - so I wrote down what book of the Bible I was reading as well, if I spent time on a walk with God, if I had a catch-up with someone, if I'd fallen to temptation that day, and then just a progressive count of the days. I didn't know how long it would go for, but I just started doing it.

Later that year, I was at Easterfest, and I wrote down day 100. I never expected that it would go that far. And that's when I wrote this song. Because there were plenty of days when I fell. And plenty of days that I still do. But I kept going back, writing in another day, kept asking God to give me the strength to keep going. 

This Thursday just gone, (15th September 2016) I wrote down Day One Thousand. Every day is a battle for me. But I hold tight to the knowledge that he has already won. He is already victorious. And he is always with me.


Day One, and the sun
Is shining in my eyes
A fire's been ignited,
Courageously I stand
It has begun, the war is raging
But I know you're taking
This time to bring me closer
With your hand

Cause I will fight for the Lord
As long as it is called today
Going forward with the Sword of Your Word
In my hands
And I know that without you,
I can't face this fight
So for a hundred days and onwards
I call you to come
And help me through the night

Day Four, and what's more
I've stumbled over the starting blocks
Fallen down already,
What happened to that fire?
Six, Twelve and Fifteen follow
Much the same way
But somewhere, I find a desire

To fight for the Lord
As long as it is called today
Going forward with the Sword
Of your Word in my hands
Because I know that without you,
I can't face this fight
So for a hundred days and onwards
I call you to come
And help me through the night

It is not the day that is the struggle,
But the moment
That moment the Devil longs to counterclaim
The war it never ends,
But it doesn't have to overwhelm
Together we can courageously stand

Day One Hundred, and I can't believe
That I've made it this far
Though I've had a fair few falls along the way
But every single time, you picked me up again
Set my feet on solid rock, and so I stand
Together we stand

And fight for the Lord
As long as it is called today
Going forward with the Sword
Of your Word in our hands
And we know that without you,
We can't face this fight
So for a hundred days and onwards
We call you to come

And help us fight for you Lord
As long as it is called today
Going forward with the Sword
Of your Word in our hands
And we know that without you,
We can't face this fight
So for a hundred days and onwards
We call you to come
And help us through the night

Please come and help me
Through the night