I am a Soldier

Take a moment and read this passage: Ephesians 6:10-18.
Pay special attention to verse 10 and verse 18 for it starts in the "power of God" and ends in prayer to God.

This speaks of the armor of God. We are soldiers and what follows is a very good description of what we are to be.

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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, enlisted for eternity.
I will either retire in this army, 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 here.

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 solider!
I am not a wimp.
I am on duty, 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 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 even.
I will win!
My God will supply all 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 deter 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.
I am a soldier, in the army.
I¹m marching, claiming victory.
I will not give up.
I will not retreat.
I am a soldier, marching Heaven bound.
Here I stand!
Will you stand with me, or against me?

Pastor Ray

Thought for the Week
When the going gets tough....
the tough get going !