Not just a Sunday Soldier

Did you sing this when you were little? Maybe in Vacation Bible school? I used to love this song. Now I love its message.

I’m in the Lord’s Army song…

Verse-I may never march in the infantry

Ride in the cavalry 

Shoot the artillery

I may never fly o’er the enemy

But I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes Sir!

Chorus- I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes sir!

I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes sir!

Verse- I may never march in the infantry

Ride in the cavalry

Shoot the artillery

I may never fly o’er the enemy

But I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes sir!

Over and over, in his inspired writings, Paul speaks of suffering, almost like a badge of honor. He boasts of his trials only to boast of God. In his letter to Timothy, he invites him to join the Army of Christ Jesus, who knows what suffering means. Our goal is to please our officers, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

“Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.” 2 Timothy 2:3-4 NIV

A prayer for today…

Dear God,

We are all called to active duty in Your army. We have our assignment to be visible expressions of Your love. Deploy and equip us Lord, to be more like You than we are ourselves today. Give us Your strength, patience, courage, blessings and mercy…whatever we need to be to show others what You are like. We love You! Amen.


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