Life in the Ministry
“Men who don’t hit the finish line strong have chosen to remove themselves from the Lord’s protection and power.”  Steve Farrar cited the significance of God’s protection and power in finishing strong in the calling God has laid upon us. We need God’s protection in good and bad times; arrogance will eat us and wiles of the enemies will overcome us if we remain unmoved and indifferent in the truth of His word that is at work in us. Let the power of the resurrection and the "dynamos" promised in Acts 1:8 (KJV) “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come up n you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth,” be at work in our life as we serve the Lord and heed to God's calling.
This is my heart, my desire that I may finish well. Not by might, nor by power but by the Spirit of the Lord. Only with God's power and protection we can withstand the test of time, and overcome uncertainties in life. The enemy is real to kill, steal and destroy but God's promise is life in abundance till eternity. As we are commanded to be strong and courageous for the Lord God is with us. With the many buts, ifs and whys nothing will will be more assuring and reassuring but God's promises that will come into pass. He will fail, forsake nor leave us. For He who has promised is faithful to complete what He has started in our life.
Claiming, declaring and receiving the bounty of God's promises that melts every fear in our heart, set our minds to things above for our citizenry is in heaven and knowing that we should have our righteousness and confidence in the Lord alone for things on earth are temporal just like the very plight we are in. The global pandemic excepts no one, be not afraid for there is God who can turn things to our favor if the enemy meant it for evil, God meant it for good. This challenging times draws us closer to Him, in time of uncertainties and suffering we run to Jesus and be comforted, strengthened and filled with hope and grace abounding that we may abound for good works all for God's glory!
Let it be known that we are called to worship and serve the Lord! As spoken, come follow me and be fishers of men, this is the call we have; with all the task remaining the need for us to complete as we wait upon the world. Fear not, for God is so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son Jesus who took our sin on the Cross of Calvary. And on the third day he rose again and left us the Holy Spirit, He who makes us able to do the work of the Lord. God. chose to partner with us to fulfill His great plan for man to come into repentance and not perish. He will come again to judge the living and the dead and may we be ready and finish well faithful servant.
Yes, once we were lost but now found, once we were blind but now see. All for the cause of His work and glory of His Name Jesus! In Him we live and have our being, amazed and humbled by His grace. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Let that light shine in the darken world of deception and make believe. The truth of God's saving grace will set us free. He is the vine and we are the branches deeply rooted in the love and knowledge of the Lord. Let me borrow the last words of John Wesley when God called him home “The best of all, God is with us” and may it be ours as well with God working in our life, knowing His promises in 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,” This is what we believe and much privileged indeed to know Jesus and experience His marvelous works. Call upon the Name of the Lord and He will show you great and mighty things you have never seen before that He be know to all our Lord and Saviour. The coming King, our Redeemer lives!
 Farrar, Steve. Finishing Strong. Colorado: Multnomah Publishers, 1995. p. 36.
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