DESTIN, Fla., /Christian Newswire/ — L.C. (Larry) Fowler, a graduate of Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) Class ’89, an invited guest at the White House, has trained along with Christian personnel across the globe, including Pakistan, Indonesia, and China. He argues that to follow Christ today requires Navy SEAL training like toughness. That opinion seems more relevant than ever in facing the coronavirus.
Larry Fowler says, “Any great achievement like surviving SEAL training requires extraordinary focus. Could there be a better time to lock-in and focus on your God-given purpose in this life than now with this virus?
“When the BUD/S instructor tied both hands together behind my back then my ankles I knew that trouble was on its way during the oncoming 50-meter swim. This will be my second swim because they knew I was a weak swimmer as my wrists were already rope-burn bleeding from my first swim. But then he also tightly pulled my elbows back together and tied them too. It’s moments like this you must rely on an inner strength beyond human reasoning. It’s called real-time faith.
“Ominous circumstances often cause one to be consumed about one’s self. A solution is to focus on serving others or the team. Yet no matter how dire the circumstances, a SEAL will never give up or give in to fear, nor should any Christian.”
Fowler adds, “This is not just another SEAL book. No other book juxtaposes Christian living to something as demanding as Navy SEAL training in Coronado, California.
“Our BUD/S Class ’89 motto was the original ‘The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday’ and our class plaque is the only one that hangs in the BUD/S compound today. It means thriving forward every day with a positive attitude while looking forward. For Christians, it means thanking God upfront and in advance for all the days to come. No matter how dire the circumstances, we prevail. Not running from our fears, but to them.
Larry Fowler originally a Rossville GA native now resides in Destin, Florida. He is a Lymphoma cancer survivor and he has learned to live each day to the max.