Posts Tagged ‘strategy’


[It is] the little foxes that ruin the vineyards…” (Song of Solomon‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬ NIV)

During the Civil War, General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army, handed down a plan of attack to his next in command, General A. P. Hill.  The latter wrapped the plan around a couple of cigars, and then mislaid them. They were found shortly afterwards in an abandoned Confederate Camp by a sergeant from the opposing Union Army, and passed on to his commander, General McClellan. As a result, the Union won a surprise victory at Antietam, which began to turn the tide in the war. Otherwise, the Confederate states would probably have won early and easily.

It is simple to blame our mistakes and sins upon the actions of others, the power of Satan, or the fallen state of this world. But every personal failure falls back to a small decision on our part, a careless setting aside of God and His words. Isn’t it amazing how devastating a small decision or action in the right place can be?! And yet in both wars and lives, the effect can be crushing. 

Be careful in the little areas of your life. A careless word, action, or thought can lead to devastation. Ask God today to lead your steps, to protect you from the failures of others and yourself, and to keep His Light burning bright in you. The world is watching! You are loved! 

Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: “And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.” (1 Corinthians 15:14 NLT)

As the San Francisco 49’s were fighting for a spot in the 2012 NFC Championship Game, they faced a grinder with the intimidating New Orleans Saints. But to win against the southern powerhouse, they developed a basis strategy: focus their passing game against Saints safety, Roman Harper, who tended to get caught flat-footed in the end zone. It paid off with a 36-32 victory.

Christianity has a basis for its belief system: The resurrection of Jesus. Many world and religious leaders have lived and died, but none ever came back from the grave. To have victory over death means victory over anything! What could be harder than that? And that’s just what Jesus did!

As you celebrate Jesus’ ultimate victory, realize that whatever you face will be child’s play in His hands. With a Risen Savior at your side, you are safer than you could ever imagine! You are loved today! Happy Easter!