I am a soldier in the Army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commander-in-Chief.
My church leaders are my superior officers.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, prayer, and the Word 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 am enlisted for Eternity.
I will either retire in this Army at the Rapture
Or die doing my duty to this Army;

But I will not get out,
Sell out,
Be talked out,
Or pushed out.
By the grace of God,
I am faithful,
Reliable,
Capable
And dependable.

If my God commands 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,
Petted,
Primed up,
Pumped up,
Picked up
Or pepped up.
I am a soldier.
No one has to phone 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 my orders,
Praising His name,
And doing battle for 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,
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 spiritually.
If I end up with nothing physically,
I will still come out ahead.
I will win.

My God has and will continue
To supply all of my needs.
I am more than a conqueror.
I will triumph ultimately.
I can do all things through Christ.

The devil cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot discourage 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 Captain
And then allow me to rule with Him.
I am a soldier in the Army,
And I'm marching, claiming victory.

I will not give up.
I will not look back.
I am a soldier,
Marching Heaven bound.
Here I stand!
Will you stand with me?


Will you enlist by trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior?
If you already have, be sure you are reporting to your Commander
with a "Here am I, send me, Sir!"

Used by permission ~ Cindye Coates, author
I am a soldier in the Army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commander-in-Chief.
My church leaders are my superior officers.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, prayer, and the Word 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 am enlisted for Eternity.
I will either retire in this Army at the Rapture
Or die doing my duty to this Army;

But I will not get out,
Sell out,
Be talked out,
Or pushed out.
By the grace of God,
I am faithful,
Reliable,
Capable
And dependable.

If my God commands 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,
Petted,
Primed up,
Pumped up,
Picked up
Or pepped up.
I am a soldier.
No one has to phone 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 my orders,
Praising His name,
And doing battle for 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,
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 spiritually.
If I end up with nothing physically,
I will still come out ahead.
I will win.

My God has and will continue
To supply all of my needs.
I am more than a conqueror.
I will triumph ultimately.
I can do all things through Christ.

The devil cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot discourage 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 Captain
And then allow me to rule with Him.
I am a soldier in the Army,
And I'm marching, claiming victory.

I will not give up.
I will not look back.
I am a soldier,
Marching Heaven bound.
Here I stand!
Will you stand with me?


Will you enlist by trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior?
If you already have, be sure you are reporting to your Commander
with a "Here am I, send me, Sir!"

Used by permission ~ Cindye Coates, author
REQUEST FOR TRANSFER:

TO: Commander and Chief Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ

Dear Lord;

I am writing this to You to request a transfer to a desk job.  I herewith present my reasons: I began my career as a private, because of the intensity of the battle You have quickly moved me up in the ranks.  You have made me an officer and given me a tremendous amount of responsibility.

There are many soldiers and recruits under my charge.  I am constantly being called upon to dispense wisdom, make judgments, and find solutions to complex problems.  You have placed me in a position to function as an officer, when in my heart I know I have only the skills of a private.

I realize that You have promised to supply all I would need for the battle.  But Sir, I must present You a realistic picture of my equipment.  My uniform, once so crisp and starched, is now stained with tears and blood of those I have tried to assist.  The soles of my boots are cracked and worn from the miles I have walked trying to enlist and encourage the instructed troops.  My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from constant battle against the enemy.  Even the Book of Regulations I was issued has been torn and tattered from endless use.  The words are now smeared.

You have promised You would be with me throughout, but when the noise of the battle is so loud and the confusion is so great, I can neither see nor hear You.  I feel so alone.  I'm tired.  I'm discouraged.  I have Battle Fatigue.  I would never ask You for a discharge.  I love being in Your service.  But I humbly request a demotion and transfer. I'll file papers or clean latrines.  Just get me out of the battle--please, Sir.

Your Faithful, but tired, Warrior.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To: Faithful, but tired, Soldier, Spiritual Armed Forces

Location: The Battlefield

SUBJECT: Transfer

Dear Soldier:

Your request for transfer has been denied.  I herewith present My reasons: You are needed in this battle.  I have selected you, and I will keep My Word to supply your need.  You do not need a demotion and transfer.  (You'd never cut it on latrine duty.) You need a period of "R&R" --Renewal and Rekindling.

I am setting aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated from all sound and fully protected from the enemy.  I will meet you there and I will give you rest.  I will remove your old equipment and "make all things new."

You have been wounded in the battle, My soldier.  Your wounds are not visible, but you have received grave internal injuries.  You need to be healed.  I will heal you.  You have been weakened in the battle. You need to be strengthened.  I will strengthen you and be your strength.  I will instill in you confidence and ability.  My Words will rekindle within you and renewed love, zeal and enthusiasm.

Report to Me tattered and empty. I will refill you.

Compassionately,

Your Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ
Can we have a little talk just for a sec??  There may be some of you who have come to this page that have never taken the time to stop and really think about where you are in your walk with God.  Do you know Jesus?  I mean REALLY know Jesus as your savior? Have you asked Him into your heart?  Many people know what the verse John 3:16 says.. in a nutshell it says that God sent His Son so that we might have life.. and some may have read the next verse that says that Jesus didn't come to condemn people.. but let's make sure that we don't stop before getting to John 3:18 because it states that we are already condemned if we do not believe on Him. You know... God's Word says that there will be a day when EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is Lord.. but ..did you know that on that day it will be too late for people to make amends?  We know not what day the Lord will return and the Bible says it will happen "in the twinkling of an eye".  There are some things we can put off until tomorrow and it will not ever make a difference... there are some things we can gamble with and the consequences if we lose are not that great .. but our eternal future is not one of those things to chance. It truly saddens me to know that not everyone will take that step of faith and receive Jesus into their heart.  So until the Lord does come, you will find me and others like me who are praying, and teaching, and preaching, and walking the walk of faith, and doing whatever the Lord has set before us to reach those who are still waiting to make that decision.  If you are one of those who have just never really made that choice to receive Jesus into your life, please click the Jesus tag up above and it will take you to a page that will introduce you to your Savior.  He loves you, you know... very much.  You are in my prayers.
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Father, You are above all things and there is nothing which can defeat us when we allow You to fight the battle.  Lord, help us to always remember to leave the battle in Your hands so that Your good and perfect will might be accomplished.  Help us to remember to use those talents that You have entrusted to each of us in the ways that will bring glory and honor to Your most Holy name.  May we fully rely on You to guide us in the ways that we should go and trust You in ALL things.  Father, I ask You to reach out to those who visit these pages and pour out a special blessing upon their life.  Give them Your strength and Your courage to face the things in this world that come up against them.  Go before them and make their paths straight and smooth out the places that have been set before them to cause them to stumble.  Let them see others through Your eyes Father and teach them to love others as You have loved us.  I ask You to draw those to You who have strayed, Lord, and to open the eyes of those who are spiritually blind.  Let the lost find their way to Your saving grace and may we all continue in Your service all the days of our lives.  In Jesus' precious name we pray.. all glory, honor and praise to You, Father.. amen.
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"Blow The Trumpet In Zion"
Hi Friend ~ the joy of the Lord to you!

You know.. sometimes you just read something and you know that it is something that just really needs to be shared with others.  Well, that is the case with the first item on this page.  When I read it, I just said.. "Wow" and I was going to just forward the email to my friends but then I thought... no.. that should have something more with it.  Well.... this page is the result of that something more. 

So many times, when we have been in the Lord's service for a while, we do go through times when satan does his very best to try to discourage us.  It may be in ways such as stealing our time so that it seems like there just isn't enough time to do all we need to do.  Or it may be a dry spell when a class ( or church) doesn't seem to be growing much.. heavens to betsy if it should begin to decrease! ... or just maybe you aren't seeing the response or participation that you would like.  Satan just loves it when he can plant those seeds of doubt in your head.  And let's not forget one of his favorite tricks, stealing your health.. man.. now he really likes to use that one as much as he can.  But you know what, we aren't going to give in to him.  See it for what it is.  It is all just lies of satan trying to get one more servant of Christ out of his face and I personally will not give him the satisfaction of doing that.  If you weren't a threat to him, he would leave you alone you know. There is no reason whatsoever to bother you if you're not a threat at winning others to the Lord.  So when he starts messing with you.. just remind him who's in charge .. our Father.. and let God take care of him and get back at what the Lord has planned for you to do.

I love ya with the love of my Lord.

Be blessed,
Sherry
"not I, but Christ"
Galatians 2:20