Monday, 7 May 2012

Today Reminder - 07 May 2012 (Soldier)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be a good soldier for Christ, in Jesus name.

2 Timothy 2:3-4
Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don't get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.

Soldier - Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Once again Paul is in prison and yet he writes encouraging letters to Timothy. When we follow Jesus Christ it is unavoidable that we will go through tough times, but most important is the way we face these difficult times and where we put our trust, but let’s look at a soldier. A soldier is a member of the land component of national armed forces, so when you are a soldier of God you are a member of the land component of God’s national armed forces. You see soldiers go into battle sometimes even when the odds are against them. Soldiers are disciplined and focussed, and they follow orders as it is given by the commanding officer. Soldiers do not question their orders, because of a trust relationship between themselves and their leaders. Soldiers are always equipped for battle carrying the correct equipment to do their job. Soldiers will give their lives for their countries as they see it as an honour to serve. Now let’s look at a soldier of God. A soldier of God is in a constant battle, facing the enemy on a daily basis. In most of our battles we feel outnumbered, yet we are in God’s army and we can never be outnumbered. A soldier of God must also be disciplined and focussed and must study his orders (Holy Bible) on a daily basis. A soldier of God must follow orders from his commanding officer the Holy Spirit and do what God asks of him. A soldier of God must always have his weapon, the Bible, at hand and he must know it well. A soldier of God must be willing to give up his life for Jesus Christ.

(Verse 11-13)
If we die with Him, we will also live with Him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with Him.
If we deny Him, He will deny us. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is. 

My dear friend, be a true soldier of God and do not fear our enemy. We are part of the winning side, the army of God, and we cannot lose the fight. So stand strong in your faith and carry the Word of God with you wherever you go so that you are always equipped and ready for battle.

Have an awesome day soldier of God.