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This part of the site features monthly devotional thoughts by the Association's Chaplain, with the goal of encouraging Signal Corps OCS Graduates to be exceptional in their lives and to live life at a higher level. Our current Chaplain is of the Christian faith, so naturally, his devotionals are fashioned around his Christian beliefs. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and can be offered directly to the Chaplain by eMail at:

by LTC (R) Max Holt, Class 02-67

October 2012


Beware of Spiritual Firemen who are on constant standby

to put out your spiritual fire before it gets to them.

LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max Holt

When my mom and dad were a young couple they were farmers living along the northeast Texas side of the Red River, separating Oklahoma from Texas. The name Red came from the red color of the water, caused as it washed away the red Texas clay along the riverbank. The Red River was prone to flooding and often changed course as the riverbank eroded. Over the years the river had gotten closer to their small farmhouse due to erosion. Whenever the river flooded and the riverbank began to slowly crumble into the water my dad would build a small bonfire within a few yards of the edge. During the night he would get up often to make sure the fire was still burning, which would indicate that the river had not gotten closer to the house and washed away the ground under the fire. My dad knew that the only time he really had to worry was when the fire went out.            

Have you ever felt like the foundation under you has begun to erode, to crumble away?  Has your fire for life, for your job and for spiritual things started to dim? Maybe it has even gone out! If so, you’re not alone. I see people often who have given up on life. A major part of my ministry is centered on encouraging and rebuilding. I want people to see that God has given them the tools necessary to become happy productive on fire Christians. All they have to do is apply these tools. I Corinthians 12:4-6 says that there are different tools, or gifts, that we have as Christians, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” Young adults need to realize that landing that first career and the first significant relationship will take TIME! People who are recovering from loses in relationships need to remember that healing and redirection take TIME! If you are struggling in any area of your life it could be that you are not properly tending you spiritual fire. You should consider a trip out to gather some more firewood!

  Common Sense Application

1. Add fuel to your spiritual fire by being an active participant in a local church or spiritually based group. Spend more TIME in God’s Word; try II Timothy 2:15 as an encouragement.

2. Add air to your fire by breathing a prayer daily as you spend time with God.

3. Fan your fire by taking enthusiastic action on the principles God has set down for your life. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” 


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