YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 10, 2017

Stonewall Jackson was a man of deep faith.  Those in battle with him marveled at how brave he remained in the fiercest of battles. In response to them,  he said,“My religious beliefs teach me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time of my death. I do not concern myself with that, but to be always ready whenever it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all men would be equally brave.”

I am not certain I could be as calm in the midst of battle, but it would be a worthy goal. Does it mean we should be careless?  No, but it does suggest that we trust God is in control.  Our battles are not the same as the ones Stonewall Jackson faced, but the message is the same. As God told King Jehosaphat, and in much the same way told Stonewall Jackson, he is telling us, “the battle is not yours but Gods.” (2 Chronicles 20:15). When we know the battle is not ours but the Lords, “all men will be equally brave.”



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