D-Day

6 06 2012

Today is the anniversary of D-Day. D-Day marks the day in which 160,000 allied troops landed in Normandy, France on a mission to overthrow Hitler’s stranglehold on Europe. Under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, troops from the United States, Canada, and England initiated an assault on German troops on five beachheads. This day marked the beginning of the end of World War II.

D-Day is the day in which the allied resolve to answer the evil of Nazi Germany overflowed into action. Men died, blood was shed, and the light of freedom began to glimmer in war-torn Europe. D-Day is often referred to as Decision Day. It is in that picture that we see our path.

We all need a D-Day. Decision Days turn our resolutions into reality. They mark the moment in which our good intentions take concrete first steps. We start moving in the right direction, making the right decisions, and being deliberate about transformation.

On June 6, 1944, the battle wasn’t over, but victory found its first voice. D-Day doesn’t mean Done Day. It is Decision Day. But Decision Day is a necessary first step to being done. If we don’t start, we can’t finish. If we don’t begin, nothing will change. The victories we celebrate later find their roots in our D-Days.

Eisenhower said, “The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice — their choice.”

My Jesus Resolution today is to make today D-Day. I am going to make the decision and take the first steps into God’s purpose for my life. I want to be willing to sacrifice to move ahead. I am going to step onto the beachhead and confront the enemy. I am going to stand by Jesus’ side as He wages war on the sin that holds me in a stranglehold. I am going to celebrate the truth that victory begins with my choice to surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.


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