Be a Good Soldier 26 May Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Make no mistake about it. There are hardships involved in being a soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ. But there is no hardship, no problem, no suffering and no onslaught of persecution that can conquer you. Nothing hell can devise is powerful enough to overcome the mighty Name of Jesus and the power of the full armor of God. You are thoroughly equipped for victory. Yet to win that victory, you will have to go to the battleground. You will have to face the fact that you are a soldier. Some Christians whine, I dont feel like fighting the fight of faith today. Its too hard! That doesnt make any difference. You dont ask a soldier if hed like to get up and go to combat this morning. You dont say, Sir, could I bother you for a few moments? I hate to interrupt your checker game, but were having a war about 10 miles up the road and I just wondered if youd like to go? No! You dont ask a soldier to go to the battlefield. He is under authority. He does what he is ordered. A good soldier is willing to serve. God is looking for soldiers like that. He is looking for people who are as eager to get in on the action as the boys on my fifth-grade football team. Ill never forget that team. There were about 14 of us and every one of us was constantly hanging on the coachs arm, begging him to let us in the game. Put me in there, Coach. I can whip that guy. Just let me have that ball. Nobody can catch me! One thing about that bunch of boys, we were eager. We werent any good, but we were ready. If youll be ready spiritually, if youll be a good soldier, if youll endure the hardness, God will put you where the action is. Hell give you more excitement than you ever dreamed youd have. Hell help you turn tragedies into triumphs and temptations into testimonies…if youll give Him an opportunity.1 Kings 13-14; Galatians 5I endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:35-39