"My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart." Psalm 7:10
As I write to you now, I am sitting out in the woods in an unknown location. I've lost my bearings and don't know where to go next. I don't know if I'll have enough food, but I wanted to attempt one last newsletter... JUST KIDDING! Greetings my dearly loved and missed New Covenant church family!
I miss you guys (yes, I know it hasn't been that long since I left) and hope everything is going ok in beautiful Natchez, MS.
Things at Maxwell Air Force Base are going well. Started off with a pretty
rocky transition. I have had many "wake up" moments entering military life,
but all in all I am enjoying everything I've experienced. The Air Force is all about being a brotherhood, as all our Armed Forces are, but one of the main things the Air Force stresses is it's power and protection. We have been labeled warriors of the sky. I completely agree with what I have heard so far. The Air Force is an elite branch to serve in and I love this new opportunity I have been given. However, being a Chaplain, every time I hear one
of these motivational speeches to get us fired up, in the back of my mind I'm thinking, "Yes... but GOD is more powerful."
The Air Force also stresses the resilient camaraderie of service airmen and women, which I completely agree with as well
- BUT - despite all the moving speeches that make me get teary (I try to hide my face so no one else sees me boo-hooing),
there is something greater that YOU at home and myself are a part of each and every day. Something that's
exponentially greater than the Air Force. What is that? Being a Christian in the family of God. Romans 8:14-17 says
"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God... receiving the Spirit of adoption as sons... and if children, then heirs -
heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him."
Revelation 7:9-10 also tells us that "A great multitude that no one could number, from every nation and tribe, peoples
and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb!""
I am honored to be a Chaplain in the Air Force. YOU should always be honored to be a Christian in
an eternal brotherhood that will always last, will always have power and protection, and will not fail. Being a chosen
and faithful servant in the family of God has been made possible because of Jesus. Use these words this month
and let God be your shield and protection, always giving Him thanks (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
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