Victory is Beautiful - BEAT NAVY!

Victory IS Beautiful...yet the question remains...How do we ensure victory for the Army Team this Saturday? I am taking my answer from a recent sermon/lesson delivered by my pastor at our church from the Book of Nehemiah.

You see, Nehemiah was working on rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem while at the same time those walls were under siege. How in the world was this going to get done? A daunting task for sure. However, he knew that God would fight for them.

16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were quipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah 17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, 18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me. 19 Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!

The question remained...how did they get God to fight for them? You know you gotta put in a little effort to enforce the Victory.

Three Things:
  • Show Up! - ...Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you...2Chronicles 20:17
  • Stay Ready! - Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come...Ecclesiastes 12:1
  • Be Aggressive! - ..."Put this money to work (occupy)," he said, "until I come back." Luke 19:13

Well, we can't guarantee a Victory over Navy, but we (The ARMY TEAM) CAN do those three things and fight the good fight. Doing just those three things may not capture the Heart of God, but it will capture the the faith of every heart in grey...for if the 12th man is for them, who can be against them?!

So, Army Team, when you take the field on Saturday, we - The ARMY STRONG Nation - need you to do three things for four quarters:

  • SHOW UP! - Mind, Body, Soul. Walk on the field and embrace the moment. Stay in it, no matter what, till the very last second. Mind, Body, SOUL.
  • STAY READY! - You already are, but like I said before...stay in the moment. Have your sword in you hand, the playbook in you mind, your training at the forefront...stay ready for anything in order for the miracle, the blessing, the most incredible play imaginable to manifest itself on the field.
  • BE AGGRESSIVE! - You can't have a laid back attitude. Don't assume ANYTHING. TAKE it. BRING it. GAME ON! Have that look on your face like you are ready to fight & win. Do not get punked out of building your wall.

The house is decorated, my uniform (as for 12th Man) is laid out...Let's get 'er done.