Semper Fidelis-Pt.1

Latin for “Always Faithful”, Semper fidelis, “distinguishes the Marine Corps bond from any other. It goes beyond teamwork-it is a brotherhood and lasts for life. Semper fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, and to the Corps and country, no matter what. Becoming a Marine is a transformation that cannot be undone, and Semper Fi reminds us of that.” When becoming a part of this brotherhood, there is sacrifice, suffering, and separation. For the cause of the mission, the country, and the brotherhood, how many birthdays, anniversaries, births of children, graduations, and so many other family milestones been missed? How many have lost life and limb, for the cause? It is said, that whether having been a Marine for one day, one year, one decade, or for several decades, a Marine is always faithful to the core, to country, and their fellow Marines. May God bless all who have served, and are currently serving our country. “Semper Fi.”

As I delved into the meaning and implication of said motto, I began to think about the Spiritual applicability and relevancy of the phrase, “Always Faithful.” When one has determined to be “Always Faithful”, there must be someone or something, to which we are pledging this allegiance. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God gave His Son, and the Son gave His life! Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Jesus came into this world to complete a mission, the mission of salvation. He came to seek and to save, that which was lost. He came to redeem man back unto Himself. He suffered vicariously and died for us, that we might have a right unto the tree of life! His promises are yea and amen. With God, a promise is a promise! Even when we fail God, He remains faithful! We can count on Him to come to our rescue, when the enemy of our souls is hot on our trails. When we are going through fiery trials, temptations, and suffering lack, we can count on Him to bring us through, and to supply our needs, according to His riches in glory. He is not a fair weather friend! Jesus will go with you through the thick and thin, and to the very end! God has our backs. Trust Him and never doubt! Remember, when you are distressed, discouraged, and in despair, you have a friend, who sticketh closer than a brother! Jesus is “Always Faithful.” When He died on Calvary, He completed the mission of salvation, sacrificing His life for our liberty! Praise God! He rose from the dead, and one day He’s coming back to receive His bride, the body of Christ, unto Himself! Glory hallelujah!

As a child of the Most High God, are you faithful to the mission at hand? What is your role? Are you willing to answer the distress calls of your fellow brethren? Are you willing to sacrifice, and to suffer for the cause? Are you willing to remain faithful unto the end, no matter what? We will discuss this further, in Pt. 2. May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and everyday!





15 comments on “Semper Fidelis-Pt.1

  1. I am a fellow Christian and seeking to find my new role in life, or passion, or work. I am sick of working for the money: and I need to follow my heart. If I do that the money will follow. If you could be so kind to write about finding our passion or career and not working for money I would love it.

    • Hi Jackie,

      It’s nice to hear from you! I believe I understand how you feel. It’s ironic, that you bring this subject up at this time. Just the other night, I watched a show about individuals who actually left lucrative careers, to follow their hearts. After lots of hard work, money did follow! I will pray about your request, and I will move as the Lord leads. I would suggest that you also go to the Lord in prayer, asking Him to lead you and to guide you along the way. One last suggestion. Don’t make a move, until you are sure you have heard from the Lord!

      Take care. God bless you!


    • Hello Pastor J,

      I will pray that prayer as well, that we blaze a trail of faithfulness, along this journey!

      May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you continually, and give you peace!


  2. Thinking about Jackie’s question and how appropriate it is here at this powerful post about Him being faithful. Jackie, I left a job to do what I felt He wanted me to do, care for my girls. I do have a husband and God has provided a way for us on just one income. He has been faithful. 🙂
    God bless you, dear Paulette, as you take us on into part 2 of us being faithful too!

    • Hi Debbie,

      I appreciate you addressing Jackie’s question, and relating your own life experiences. I’m so glad that the Lord worked everything out for you! Truly God is faithful!

      God bless you,


  3. Thank you Paulette, as it is in fear that I wait upon the Lord. I am so use to doing and being productive and it is hard to wait. I think this spiritual lesson is that money is a “tool” and the Lord will provide “if I trust only in HIM” and I have already been at a place of having nothing so this is not new to me. I want to follow the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding and I will pray. Thanks so much for addressing me and my issue. You are wise in the ways of the Lord. Jackie~

    • Jackie, you are quite welcome! I am a firm believer in allowing the Lord to order our steps, because the Word of God tells us, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Remember, God hasn’t given you the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind. I like the spiritual lesson you mentioned in your comment. So never go before the Lord, but allow Him to lead you! You can’t go wrong, when God is leading!

      Keeping you in prayer,


    • Hi Pat,

      Oh how I love Him! I don’t know what I would do without Him in my life! He is truly a wonder in my soul!

      Thanks for the support, always! I’m glad you’re feeling some better, and will continue to pray for you!

      Love you sis!

  4. I often find cause to say that non-Christians put us to shame. Their devotion and faithfulness to their cause, their hobby, their work or whatever, is often admirable. While it shouldn’t be, most of the voluntary workers who give selflessly of their time and effort, are not Christians.

    We should be the most giving people. We should be the most faithful people and the most trustworthy people.

    I often have cause to be thankful that God doesn’t need my needs with the same degree of faithfulness as I apply to His needs.

    • Hi Angela,

      “I often find cause to say that non-Christians put us to shame.” This is so, so true! Your entire comment is a wonderful lead in to part two of Semper Fidelis. With your permission, I just may want to quote you.

      Thank you again, for imparting your wisdom unto us!

  5. Thank you, Minister Paulette.

    I appreciate this very much. I just came from Sister Pat’s blog where I was reminded of the importance of trusting Him and here I get to read of His faithfulness … again.

    I confess I have not always been faithful but I am so thankful for the way He loves. Unconditionally. Regardless. Totally… What more can I ask from my Faithful Father?

    Praying I too will be “Faithful ’til death”

    What Pastor J said.


    • Hi Ann,

      Sometimes we truly need to be reminded of this great truth of God’s word! Like you, I’m so glad that He knows me, the good the bad and the ugly, yet He still loves me! For that, I am more than grateful!

      Blessings right back at you! 🙂


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