Bible Study & Devotional Day 296
Soldiers in God’s Kingdom
by contributing writer Sheila Arrington
What do you do when you find you are lacking in strength?
Paul encouraged Timothy to fight as a good soldier. A true enlisted soldier wants to please his commanding officer.
There was a time in my life I sought to please everyone. I was a people pleaser. Until I became a more mature Christian, I thought I had to make sure I looked, sounded, and acted according to what I perceived others expected of me.
In doing that, I didn’t please many and especially not myself.
If you don’t know who you are and what is expected as a person in Christ, you can’t endure as a soldier. And guess what? You don’t please God, your commanding Officer!
2 Timothy 2 gives us an idea of what it means and what it looks like to be enlisted in God’s Army. We are to be different from the world in every way. Yet, in being different, we serve, witness, and run at an optimal level, setting as an example God’s love, grace, and mercy.
We do our best to be a workman approved who needs not be ashamed and correctly handles the word of truth. We learn to find our strength in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. We have all the proper restraints and know that lives are transformed by watching us.
Modeling a lifestyle dedicated to exalting Jesus Christ and promoting His kingdom truths to others. God’s solid foundations stand firm. Let us love in word and deed. One day at a time, one life at a time. Let’s be good soldiers!
Dear Father, Let us be good soldiers and stewards of all you entrust to us. Amen.
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Sheila is a licensed and ordained minister, known as an ardent prayer warrior and teacher of the Word. She is a sought-out speaker; women love her relatable transparency and energetic approach to sharing the Word and empowering women to live their God-given purpose.
A national speaker and founder of multiple Christian Conferences such as the “Purposely Designed Conference,” “Yes, Mom, We Will Celebrate You,” and Spirit, Soul, and Body Expo.