Today I want to express our thanks for the Christian Men who stand on the firing lines, willing to risk all to share God’s Truth and to defend it regardless of the personal cost to themselves and sometimes this cost may mean giving up their own plans or even their lives and we also want to thank them for their faithfulness and heart desire to help, uplift, encourage, motivate, correct in Love and uphold others in prayer, and for offering Hope Eternal.
Some do this in their role as a Pastor or Elders in a Church, some in Christian Ministries, others on Blogs through their messages or with heart touching Poetry and some even share Gods Truth through jokes and others with Photography, capturing the beauty of God’s creation, which makes us realize how Loving and Awesome He is and motivates us to give Him heartfelt Thanks and Praise.
We give Thanks also for Christian Husbands who Love sacrificially and seek to provide and protect their wife’s and Children, who also appreciate their wives as their Helpmates both in their Marriage and with needed Church commitments and are thankful for their, Love, support, companionship and understanding.
And we Thank those Men who are in Authority and in Leadership in the Church as well as in their Marriages and are accountable as our Shepherds under Christ Jesus’ Authority our Eternal Shepherd and so have much responsibility, they need our support, encouragement and prayers, their task is not an easy one and they may feel it goes unnoticed or unappreciated but many do appreciate their faithfulness but if it was only Jesus who noticed, that’s a Multitude.
God has chosen to need Men and Woman, the roles He has given us are very important. He has placed Men in Authority and as Leaders and woman as their Helpmates and even if sometimes the Battle rages and seems insurmountable we can be assured we are not alone, the Battle is The Lords.
Sometimes, we may find ourselves trapped in the worries and hassles of life and the load seems very heavy, Jesus wants to carry it for us, and to also give us strength for each day.
Thank you for all those Men who Stand up for Jesus, you are indeed Soldiers of the Cross…….
I would like to now encourage you with a well known song, the Tune in the Video is upbeat but the words are original and are strong and firm.
Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye Soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry, His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus! The trumpet call obey:
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus! Stand in His strength alone,
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own;
Put on the gospel armor, and watching unto prayer,
Where calls the voice of duty, be never wanting there.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus! the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the Victor’s song;
To him that overcometh a crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally.
by George Duffield, Jr.