Chaplain’s Message – September 9, 2013

Lt. Brian Myers, Command Chaplain, NMCB 11Spiritual Tenacity 

The psalmist wrote, “Be still and know I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)  Yet, when the storms of life strike close to home through a death of a family member, trouble in a relationship, or financial difficulties our world gets tossed around like a small boat in the midst of a hurricane.  As a result of these storms we experience great personal pain. So how are we to look at the psalmist and follow his advice and be still and know there is a God? I believe that this is when spiritual tenacity truly comes into play.

Oswald Chambers a Chaplain during WW I wrote, “Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire.”  To carry this out in practical terms you need to look to God as the source of peace and trust that in fact peace is going to become a reality in your life.  The Gospel of Mathew records, “Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great calm.” (Mathew 8:26)  If you are looking for calm in your personal world you need to have the spiritual tenacity that anticipates through absolute certainty that peace is on the way.

In Your Service

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