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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

MILITARY OR CIVILIAN


2 Timothy 2:4


"No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian
affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer."
(NIV)


"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the
affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath
chosen him to be a soldier." (KJV)


Choosing to give our lives over to the Lord is much like
signing up for the military in that we are either 100% in
or 100% out. There is no room for getting focused on
civilian life when we are committed to preparation and
carrying out battle strategies. Likewise, there is no room
for getting involved in earthly things when we have
made the total surrender to live for God and God alone.
Let's examine ourselves to see if we are compromising
our commitment to the Lord.


Heavenly Father, please help us to examine ourselves
to find if we are holding on to earthly things that we
just don't seem to be able to leave behind. Help us to
be able to surrender totally to your charge so that we
will be out of your way, hindering your plan for our
lives. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.


     
©2010

1 comment:

Pain to Purpose said...

This post is so timely to me. I've just been wrestling in my own heart about how I've let wordly ways back into my life by watching too much tv again. You are so right, you're either in or out. I'm IN!

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