SBC Pastor’s Conference

This year’s SBC Pastor’s Conference has begun. You can catch it online at the SBC Annual Meeting site. Tonight’s speakers include Don Miller, Voddie Baucham, and Ergun Caner. Don Miller is preaching now as I type this. He’s preaching on being a prayer warrior. He just read the following anonymous article:

I am a soldier in the army of our God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word is my weapon of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity.

I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday school, to teach the children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn. He can use me because I am there!

I am a soldier. I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up.

I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me.

I am a soldier. I am not a wimp. I am in place, saluting our King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom! No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.

I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt badly enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside.

I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. I will win. My God has, and will continue to, supply all of my needs.

I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me.

I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a Captain and then allow me to rule with Him.

I am a soldier in the army, and I’m marching claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around. I’m a soldier, marching heaven bound. Here I stand! Will you stand with me?

I am a soldier.

2 Comments

As a Reformed theologian the whole soldier speech sounds a little arrogant. Too many I’s and me’s and not enough God’s and by His grace’s.

I changed it a bit to reflect a more monergistic view of God’s work in our service. What do you think?

I am a soldier. God has called me to His army. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare. God has taught me by His Holy Spirit, trained me through experiences, tried me by adversity and tested me by fire. I didn’t call myself into this army, yet I am enlisted for eternity.

By the grace of God, I will either retire in this army at the second coming of our Commander or die in this army; but God will not kick me out, sell me out, let others talk me out, or push me out. He is faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God sends me somewhere, I am there. If He sends me into the Sunday school, to teach the children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn. He can use me because He is faithful!

I am a soldier. By the grace of God, I am no longer a baby. He has taught me that I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up.

I am a soldier. God has called me, reminded me, writen to me, visited me, enticed me, and lured me by His grace and for His glory.

I am a soldier and my Commander is not a wimp. Therefore I am in place, saluting our King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom! He has taught me that no one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. His glory is worth it all! I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, or cared for by anyone but Him. He is my all in all!

He has made me committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt badly enough to turn me around and I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside because He was insulted, spit upon, and reviled all for my sake. How could I leave my Commander when He has given so much for me.

I have lost it all and yet He has not let me quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. By the grace of God, I will win. My God has, and will continue to, supply all of my needs.

In Christ, I am more than a conqueror. Through Him I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. With the power of the Spirit, Devils cannot defeat me, People cannot disillusion me, Weather cannot weary me, Sickness cannot stop me, Battles cannot beat me, Money cannot buy me, Governments cannot silence me, and hell will not see me.

I am a soldier. Because of Christ’s victory, even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a Captain and then allow me to rule with Him.

I am a soldier in the army, and I’m marching with Him as He claims victory. He will not let me give up. He will not let me be turned around. I’m a soldier, marching heaven bound. Here I stand, I can do no other! Where do you stand?

I am a soldier.

All I can say is I thinkyou have said it right. I stand with Christ because He stood for me!
In Christ, my Rock
Stephen Morse