Monday, January 7, 2019
ACE #448: “What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?”
What if you knew when your time was going to be up here on this side? What if you had an opportunity to plan what you would say about your living on this side? What would it be?
Can you honestly say you have done all you can to be what God has called you to be? Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good the fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Is this your valedictory as well? The witness of the Apostle Paul is amazing. After being converted, he knew the price it would take to be a true follower of Christ Jesus. He knew he had to reach with, teach and preach the Gospel. He was still all in. He knew his death would not end it, but it would only be the beginning. This is what he had to say for himself.
Friends, following Christ and doing His will is not easy. Like Paul, we are going to experience hardships, tests, heartache and enemies. We may have even started out as enemies to Christ. However, when it is all said and done there will be a crown of righteousness laid up for those who love Him and keep His commands. How’s your fight? How are you finishing? How’s your faith?
“What do have to say for yourself?”