The LORD directs the steps of The Godly. He Delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23
In our various branches of the Military, although the mission differs, there are stringent rules that are taught and must be followed. The purpose is to retrain the individual’s mindset into providing service, according to a set of regimented guidelines, which ensure unity. When the time for tactical missions arise, soldiers stand strong and well-prepared to handle various attacks on our country.
In the life of a believer, God has also given guidelines which ensure that His mission is fulfilled. The plan of salvation was necessary because our Heavenly Creator knew that humans would fall into sin, and yet He still chose to create us. Jesus–the Sinless One had to become a Man, in order to provide redemption for humans who received godly directives, but chose to disobey and deviate from the perfect life that God had gifted to them.
It is so unfortunate that as soldiers in God’s Military, we have placed ourselves in an AWOL-Absent from Duty-status through disobedience. We have documented proof in the Word of God that tell us of the consequences of “Disobeying a Direct Order;” yet we continue with our mindset.
The consequences of not following God’s directives occur when we face trials and tribulations. Instead of being able to claim a victorious outcome, we succumb and experience spiritual defeat.
The Bible speaks of Wars and Rumors of Wars:
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Matthew 24:6
We are soldiers in the army, we have to fight although we have to die. We have to hold up the blood stained banner, we have to hold it up until…
Until we fall asleep in Christ and rise at the First Trumpet’s sound or until we who are alive and remain are caught up in the air to meet Jesus at His Second Coming.
Attention Soldiers: About Face!
Lo He Comes! Jesus is Coming Again for you and for me!
Challenge for today: Obedience to God’s Directives always ends in Victory.
Prayer for today: Dear God, We are your soldiers who have chosen to go against your directives. We ask forgiveness and are ready to retrain our minds by obediently following all of your commands. Thank you for your love, grace, and mercy. May we continue to serve you by bringing honor to your Holy Name. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!
Sonya Johnson Ruiz