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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

April 2013


It's just no fun in the shallow water!

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

Have you ever been to the lake? I have. If you’re like me you hate the shallow water along the shore. Shallow water is no fun at all; you can’t swim in it, you can’t water ski in it, you can’t fish very well in it, you can’t go boating in it, you can’t...well, you get the point. All you get in the shallow water is that yucky green stuff between your toes, your feet get tangled in the debris discarded by others, you step on whatever has washed up to the shore and you sometimes get cut by broken bottles and cans thrown there. Deep water, on the other hand, is a lot of fun! You can do all the things that you can’t do in shallow water. However, there are risks in deep water too. You need help to survive for very long; you need things like boats, life preservers, swimming lessons, and friends who are good swimmers.             

I see a lot of people these days who spend most of their time wading around in shallow spiritual water. Sadly enough, they rarely experience the fun of being totally immersed in the spiritual atmosphere that God has for them. Some ask me, “Why isn’t God blessing me with success (or relationships, or recovery, etc.?”). When I ask about their prayer life they have little to say. When I ask about the time they spend in the Bible they admit that it is very little. When I ask where they were for weekly Bible Study or Worship they make excuses. When I ask what ministries they are committed to they look confused. When I ask about their social lifestyle they don’t want to talk about it. I heard someone say that the good news is that Christianity is nationwide but the bad news is that it is only one inch deep. I am amazed at how many people fail to see a connection between who they are spiritually and the blessings they want in their lives. You see, God doesn’t just want a commitment of our resources; He wants US! When you read about tithing in the Bible you will soon understand that the tithe includes our time, our commitment, our willingness and our effort. Malachi wrote about the results of tithing in Malachi 3:10, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” 

 Common Sense Application

1. Make a list of the ways you currently commit your time, effort and resources to God.  

2. Evaluate your success in each of these areas by determining the spiritual growth you experience or the value you add to the lives of others. 

3. Pray for wisdom and courage to make positive changes in your commitment to God.

4. Be realistic; don’t make promises you know you can’t keep. Make changes in your life one step at a time.


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