About "Strong In The Lord"
(Ephesians 6:10-18)

I've always loved the scriptures that talk about putting on the armor of God and being reassured that He will fight our battles.  He's invested in us winning this fight, just as we are.  I also love the thought that with the armor, everything protects, but we do have one weapon of defense: the sword of the Spirit!  That's always been a powerful thought to me.

I was a mother at the time this song was written (1999). My oldest, Bry, was 9, Steve was 8 and Josh was going on 5. How I wanted my little warriors to know the power, not only of choosing the right but of choosing the Lord and having His Spirit with them always! 

Knowing that music was a powerful way to teach, I sought the spirit as I read the scriptures and pleaded with my Heavenly Father to help me write a song that would empower them.  I think it did more for me, than for them, but I was grateful for this song when it came.

Lyrics to "STRONG IN THE LORD"

1.  As a child born of good parents, I've been taught in the ways of the Lord.
     I accept the call to follow and live His word.
     He'll protect me if I'm faithful, so I'll put on His armor of truth
     and allow His will to guide me in all I choose.

Chorus: Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might for He has shown us the way.
              For the strength of the Lord and the power of His might will deliver us each day.

2.  As a child my parents taught me to take it a step at a time
     and the principles will follow - line upon line.
     When the Savior was a baby, He, too, had to grow grace for grace.
     If I choose the right then someday, I'll see His face.

Chorus: Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might for He has shown us the way.
              For the strength of the Lord and the power of His might will deliver us each day.
(Repeat chorus)