All articles are written using the NKJV, unless otherwise noted! All articles are written by David Hicks, unless specified otherwise.

-- Marching To A Better Beat! --


I had the opportunity to watch a drill team perform just recently (on TV). The precision by which they marched and twirled their weapons was amazing. “ Crisp and tight ”, was how the young officer described the attitude by which they strived to perform their routines. The man doing the interview asked, “how often they practiced?” The young officer shot back, “ two to three hours, five days a week” , “Sir”! As if he was reading my mind, the man doing the interview asked, “don't you guys get bogged down doing the same old thing day after day?”

“No Sir”! The young officer shot back proudly. “We are honored to have been chosen out of hundreds to perform on behalf of our service. When ever this begins to be demanding or mundane, we simply remind each other of the privilege and honor by which we have been given the opportunity to achieve excellence , In the end, if we have worked hard enough we are rewarded by the judges with a ‘best of the best' acknowledgment”, “Sir”!

Can you see yet, why this interview stuck with me?

How many Christians suffer from a sagging drum beat? How many find that their service to the Lord seems like dragging feat? They are being born along like a ship in the wind.

It's time we remind ourselves of the privilege of the service we have been called to. We too have been given the opportunity to achieve excellence (called out of the world). Are we striving to be, ‘crisp and tight' in our dedication to our service?

Now is the time to grab the rudder of that wind blown ship. Snap to attention; pick those feet up; stand straight and tall; and most of all be enthusiastic. What a privilege and honor to serve the God of heaven through Christ Jesus. March to a better beat and create it inside yourself, then admonish others to march with you in unison.


Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

(2:2-3) “fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love , being of one accord , of one mind . Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”

( 2:12 ) “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;”

( 2:15 ) “that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world ,”

In the end, if we have been steadfast and immovable, our reward lies in the, “enter in good and faithful servant” from the Judge Most High!


See! There is something good on TV (but you sure have to look to find it)!!