But none of these things move me;
(Paul’s life was in danger-I guess I don’t have it so bad)
nor do I count my life dear to myself,
(it’s not about us)
so that I may finish my race with joy,
and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus,
(it’s from Him, and for Him)
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
We minister the Lord Jesus to a vast range of people in our lives. Our husbands, children, church family, neighbors, friends, and strangers. We can’t merely finish the race, we need to finish with joy.
We have a great example before us.
Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down
at the right hand
of the throne of God.
Finish the race, sisters!
Even if you’re crawling, crawl with joy.
Those ladies sure had great support and encouragement to keep on going. It about made me cry too. We, too, have the Holy Spirit who keeps us going. Just as we are weak and feel that we can go no further, the Holy Spirit picks us up and carries us along. We find our rest and strength in the Lord. I feel your pain today, Mindy. Even though I do not understand what it is to go through cancer, I understand what it feels to be completely depleted, exhausted, and overwhelmed. That is how I feel today. Some days we just crawl, but never alone. You are a beautiful example of Christ's amazing work. Keep on shining brightly for Christ.
~ Tandis ~ says
The familiar SBL camp song just popped into my mind, maybe it's not completely "right on" but it's encouraging… "He's my Rock, my Sword, my Shield, He's the Wheel in the middle of the wheel, He's the Lily of the valley, the Bright and morning Star, it makes no difference what the people say, I'm gonna get on my knees on pray, I'm gonna wait, gonna wait 'til Jesus comes. HE'S MY ROCK!"Praying you're leaning on that Rock and feel encouraged from that knowledge.
I'm having a cry too. My life is not like that at present, but I've been there. Breaks my heart that you are feeling that way. Deuteronomy 31:6Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Oh wow. What a video. That is incredible.
Praying for you Becca. Weeping with you and for you, but always in a prayerful attitude asking for healing!
That video made me cry. I needed that today, so much. Thank you for posting it, and the scripture, and the comments.