Posted by: bellissimanh | January 25, 2008

God Bless the Soldiers


TO: Commander and Chief Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ 

Dear Lord; 

I am writing this to You to request a transfer to a desk job.  I herewith present my reasons:

I began my career as a private, but because of the intensity of the battle You have quickly moved me up in the ranks.  You have made me an officer and given me a tremendous amount of responsibility. There are many soldiers and recruits under my charge.  I am constantly being called upon to dispense wisdom, make judgments, and find solutions to complex problems.  You have placed me in a position to function as an officer, when in my heart I know I have only the skills of a private. I realize that You have promised to supply all I would need for the battle.  But Sir, I must present You a realistic picture of my equipment. 

My uniform, once so crisp and starched, is now stained with tears and blood of those I have tried to assist.  The soles of my boots are cracked and worn from the miles I have walked trying to enlist and encourage the instructed troops.  My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from constant battle against the enemy.  Even the Book of Regulations I was issued has been torn and tattered from endless use.  The words are now smeared. 

You have promised You would be with me throughout, but when the noise of the battle is so loud and the confusion is so great, it’s often difficult for me to see and hear You.  I feel so alone.  I’m tired.  I’m discouraged.  I have Battle Fatigue.  I would never ask You for a discharge.  I love being in Your service.  But I humbly request a demotion and transfer. I’ll file papers or clean latrines. 

Just get me out of the battle–please, Sir. 

Your Faithful, but tired, Warrior. 


To: Faithful, but tired, Soldier, Spiritual Armed Forces 

Location: The Battlefield 

SUBJECT: Transfer 

Dear Soldier: 

Your request for transfer has been denied.  I herewith present My reasons:

You are needed in this battle.  I have selected you, and I will keep My Word to supply your need.  You do not need a demotion and transfer.  (You’d never cut it on latrine duty.) You need a period of “R&R” –Renewal and Rekindling. I am setting aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated from all sound and fully protected from the enemy.  I will meet you there and I will give you rest.  I will remove your old equipment and “make all things new.” 

You have been wounded in the battle, My soldier.  Your wounds are not visible, but you have received grave internal injuries.  You need to be healed.  I will heal you.  You have been weakened in the battle. You need to be strengthened.  I will strengthen you and be your strength.  I will instill in you confidence and ability.  My Words will rekindle within you and renewed love, zeal and enthusiasm. Report to Me tattered and empty. I will refill you. 


Your Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ 



“Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” Hebrews 13:17


Ric, Rick, Bob and Jeff…

Thank you for answering the call of our Commander in Chief. We are so thankful to have such strong soldiers willing to fight for the Lord. We’re praying for the Lord to fill you with His Spirit and replenish your souls. In the quiet moments, may He come to you in all His fullness and pour His grace upon you. May He bless you beyond measure in the days to come as you have surely blessed Him in recent weeks. We love you.


  1. Amen. We do love you guys. We’re praying for you.

  2. It sounds like you are really in the thick of things, Heather. I am praying for you. Christ has the victory!

  3. Love this. Been there!

    I need to save a copy of this!

  4. Heather, what a great thing to post. I really needed to read this and probably need to print it out and keep it in my Bible study stuff for future reference. It’s a good reminder that we’re where we’re supposed to be for a reason, even if we would really rather be somewhere else. Love to you, my friend.

  5. Heath,
    Read this today after I got your e-mail, seems to say just the way I’m feeling, funny hah???

    Love -Candy

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