Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 2 Number 2, “The Difference Between a Cruise Ship and a Battle Ship” January 9, 2019
Before Karen became ill, we were doing a family camp together. I was preaching in the chapels; but she was busy spending time with each of the ladies. She listened to their problems as well as praises and was quite delighted to counsel and pray with them.
I’ve discovered in looking through her Bible study journal, that she wrote about a point I made in one of the morning family camp chapels. While it is important that we take time off from the busy schedules and ministries we face, basically we must remember that we are in a spiritual battle. We are not here to relax and to be pampered. Here’s the verse and what Karen wrote.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:9-10).
I am not to view myself with a cruise ship mentality. Those with such a mentality really believe:
1. I am in charge of my own schedule and life.
2. I am here to have fun.
3. I can very well pick and choose the things that will please me.
4. I really know that it is all about me (2 Timothy 4:10).
I must view myself with a battle ship mentality. Those with such a mentality really believe:
1. I am a soldier of the Lord.
2. I have a Commander. He is the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. I am at war spiritually.
4. I really know that it is not all about me.
Michael’s observation: I will share a little more of her journal entry with you next week. She writes about knowing the provision for victory. I don’t know about you. But as for me, I want to have the battle ship mentality.