Army of God

Our troops are still fighting over in a foreign land.  Years ago I received a copy of an essay on being a ‘soldier of God’ in our own personal lives and have carried it around with me for a long time. The author was anonymous.  Today I would like to change the column a little and reprint that essay.  Ever wonder about our everyday role as a soldier in God’s army?

I AM A SOLDIER!

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.  My God needs me.  I am there!!  If He needs me in Sunday School, to teach the children, work with the youth, help the adults or just sit and learn, He can use me because I am there!

I am a soldier.  I am not a baby.  I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up, or pepped up.

I am a soldier.  No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me.

I am a soldier. I am not a wimp.  I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom!  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 committed!  I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around.  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.  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 am marching, claiming victory!  I will not give up.  I will not turn around.

I am a soldier, marching heaven bound.  Here I stand!

We are all a part of the army of God.  The question is which part of the Service are you in:

Active Duty:  Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7?

Reserve Status:  Serving the Lord only when called upon once Por twice a year:  Christmas and Easter?

Guard Status:  Backing up the Active Duty group?  Or

AWOL!  Absent without our Lord?

Thank you for listening to something near and dear to my heart.  There are no costs but lots of rewards to being in the army of God.  Attend church.  Take on a job in the church.  Take a blessing today.  God bless you.