Here I Stand!
originally titled: 'I Am A Soldier'

by Pastor Cindye Coates M.Div.
Solomon's Porch Atlanta

I am a soldier in the army of my God! The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer! The Bible is my code of conduct! Faith, Prayer and the Word are the weapons of my 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 at the Rapture 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 to teach children in Sunday School, to work with the youth, help adults, or just sit and learn, He can use me, because I am there!

If He needs me in church Sunday morning, Sunday night, midweek, during revival or a special service, I am there! I am there to preach, teach, sing, play, work or worship! God 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, pumped up, picked up, or pepped up! 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 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 this army, I had nothing! If I end of 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! Devils cannot defeat me! People cannot disillusion me! Weather cannot weary me; sickness cannot stop me: battles cannot beat me! Money cannot buy 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 bring me back to rule this world with Him! I am a soldier in God's army. I will never surrender to the enemy! I will never turn back! I'm a soldier, marching heavenward, claiming victory as I go!

Here I stand!

Will you stand with me?


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