Well . . . as I was sitting at home in my office and wondering what in the world I was going to pontificate upon for the next newsletter, I began to allow my eyes to wander over the many plaques and photos of my past profession, the melody of “Onward, Christian Soldiers” began to course through my mind. This gave me the notion that I am still a soldier but now wearing robes rather than camouflage. Then the following came to mind:
- I am a soldier in the Army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
- I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.
- I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity.
- I will either retire in this army at the Rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable.
- If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday school, to teach the children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn, He can use me because I am there!
- I am a soldier. I am not a wimp. I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me.
- I am a soldier. I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom!
- I am a soldier. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.
- I am a soldier. I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around.
- I am a soldier. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.
- When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. I will win. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs.
- I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph because I can do all things through Christ.
- Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me.
- I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to Captain and then allow me to rule with Him.
- I am a soldier in the army, and I’m marching claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around.
- I am a soldier, marching heaven bound.
Here I stand! Will you stand with
Guess what? If you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior you’re already enlisted! Question is, which part of the service are you in:
1. Active Duty: Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7?
2. Reserve status: Serving only when called upon or twice a year, Christmas and Easter?
3. Guard status: Backing up the Active Duty group? Or,
Absent Without the Lord?
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
“Thank a Veteran this month.”
And think about these, too!!!
One day you’ll look back and realize that you worried too much about things that don’t really matter. Enjoy the moment. Afterall, God gave you oxygen to breath.
Many Christians grow up in the Church. But never grow in Christ; they know hymns, but they don’t know “Him”!
I thought about this while flying home from Scotland: “You relax on a plane, even though you don’t know the pilot. You relax in a ship, even though you don’t know the captain. You relax on a bus, even though you don’t know the driver. Why don’t you relax in life knowing that God is in control???”
You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.