You therefore endure hardness, as a god soldier of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 2:3)
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7)
We can’t help being aware of conflicts that are raging in various parts of the world today. Behind each conflict there is planning, careful planning. Plans are made to attack and plans are made to defend.
The New Testament likens Christians to soldiers. We face our battles too. Some of these are with people, other times the devil, sometimes with circumstances and even ourselves. At times it can seem as though we are fighting all four at once!
So, the question today is, “Do you have a battle plan?”
We need a strategy ahead of time, we need to prepare for the battle in the days of calm.
Recently, I was reflecting on a ‘battle plan’ which may also help others to victory.
Raise up a people, holy and free;
Hearts with a vision like unto thee;
Souls that would rather die than give in –
Lives with a passion, victory to win.
There is a saying that “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. But we don’t need to fail. By making ourselves ready for the battles ahead, we can not only survive, come through them victorious, knowing the ressurection power of Jesus Christ.
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