“I am a Warrior of Christ.”
I am a man who has answered the call to serve the Lord God with all my strength, will all of my spirit.
In this call, I am not alone. I belong to the Cadre of Faith. A brotherhood with a long, proud history of service to God and his fellow man. Men who have put aside the cares of the world to pursue the greater rewards found in eternity. As faithful servants, these men have chosen to fear the God of Heaven rather than the judgement of men.
As one of these brothers, I will meet adversity head-on. I will not fear it, but embrace it.
Focused, steady, and sure-footed, I will not fail in rising to each challenge. In this I am confident because of whom and on what I stand.
It is in this confidence that I commit myself to our common ethos:
I am a Warrior of Christ.
I am strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
I will wear the whole armor of God, so that I may be able to stand against the plans of my enemy, the devil.
For I do not merely fight against flesh and blood, but I war against the rulers and authorities, against the cosmic powers that preside over this present darkness and spiritual forces of evil that dwell in heavenly places.
Therefore, I take up the whole armor of God, that I may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having prepared myself well, to stand firm.
My waist is tightened with the belt of truth. My chest, secured with the breastplate of righteousness. The shoes that will carry my feet forward are the gospel of peace.
I Stand Ready.
Facing my advisary, I take up the shield of faith, with which I can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; I wear the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit with courage and intention.
To this end, I keep alert with all perseverance, making requests before God for all my brothers who are also in the fight.
I pray to God that the words given to me will be spoken with both courage and love. Proclaiming the mystery of the gospel as a warrior who is engaged in battle, I will declare the truth fearlessly and without reservation.
I will complete the mission given me. It is God who has chosen my path. There is no other way.
It is within this ethos that my meaning is defined. Though I live in this kingdom, I belong to another. My pleasure is not found now, but later. I will not seek glory for myself, but will glorify the God of the universe in my thoughts, words, and actions.
I have full confidence in the God who has loved, saved, and welcomed me into His family. Though this world fades away, He is faithful. He will bring me from one kingdom to another, fulfilling the promises from His word.
He is God. He will not fail.
|Stay True. Stay Ready.|