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Tuesday, October 22 2019 @ 01:46 AM CDT

I am a Soldier

Bible Study MaterialsA short poem by an Kenneth F. Haney which sums up the way each and every Christian should feel as a servant of God.

I am a soldier in the Army of 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 the Word of God, 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 retire in this army at times end, or die in this army; but I will not 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 Sunday school, to teach children, work with youth, help adults or just sit and learn, he can use me, because I am there. I am a soldier. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, picked up or pepped up. 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 his army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still break 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. Demons 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 live with him. I am a soldier, and I am marching, claiming victory! I will not give up. I am a soldier! I will not turn around. I am a soldier marching heaven bound! Here I stand. Will you stand with me?

~Kenneth F. Haney

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