I was in the Military. I am a Army veteran. I was deployed to South Korea. My heart goes out to all those who are serving now around the world.
Before you get trained in your MOS (job,) you need to go through basic training. This is eight week of torture and pain.
You have the crawling on the ground with live ammo go over your head. You have a gas chamber you have to go through without a mask. You throw grenades hoping you get it out of your hand. Then there is the shooting range. Don’t forget the many push-ups you do all day, because the drill sergeant loves you.
Now think of this as a Christian. You have to go through basic training once you accept christ into your heart.
Being a Christian is not for sissies.
God wants you to be part of His Army. He wants to train us in a certain way. The grace that saves us is the same grace that trains us.
When we have storms and trials, we should consider them as training.
Where do we get the training? The Bible. Even long time Christians need the Bible. We are never too old to need to learn more. The Bible bridges all racial, cultural, and social deviations. The Bible is for everyone, not just Christians.
Reading the Bible is not the goal. The goal is to grow spiritually while reading the Bible.
However, just reading the Bible is not enough.
- We go to church.
- We Read the Bible.
- We serve in the church.
What we really need to do is to be concerned about God’s glory.
How are you doing? Do you feel you still need a lot of training? Are there times when you slide just a little bit and not go to church one Sunday? That is where it starts. Never shrink backwards when it comes to God.
Always keep learning. Always keep training. The world is tough out there. Put on the armor of God, and be ready for what comes.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!