The Light on the Hill..Matthew 5:14-16


I am a soldier in the army of the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my Code of Conduct. Faith, Prayer, and the Word of God 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 have enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the second coming of Jesus 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 there. If He needs me in the Sunday school to teach the children, work with the youth, help 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, patted, 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 feeling 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 need. I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The devil 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. I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, I am prepared to receive the crown of righteousness. I am a soldier in the army of God, and I’m marching, claiming victory. I will not give up. I am a soldier,
marching heaven bound.

Adapted from the New Philadelphia, Ohio bulletin.