WE MUST KEEP MARCHING
“And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.”
2 Chronicles 20:15 KJV
Pastor Sabine Baring-Gould wrote “Onward, Christian Soldiers”. I love these words in this inspiring hymn. “Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle see His banners go!”
We must keep marching for Jesus no matter how many times satan lies to us and tries to defeat us. It makes satan very angry when we serve Jesus and satan will do all he can do to discourage us. However, we must always remember that Jesus won the victory when He died on the cross for our sins.
One of my pastors said in a sermon “If you never have any problems, you probably aren’t serving Jesus”. I know from personal experience that when we are serving Jesus, we can expect to get discouraged even to the point where we feel like giving up but we must never give up.
Jesus didn’t give up when He was here on His mission and He had a lot more ridicule and obstacles than we will ever have. Jesus understands when we grow weary and feel like giving up but He does not condemn us. He just picks us up and carries us through every dark valley. What a precious loving Saviour!
Heavenly Father, help us to keep going when satan attacks us. May we always be loyal soldiers marching for Jesus. Please encourage every pastor. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweNovember 19, 2017