“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” 2 Timothy 4:7 2018 started off with a bang for my family. My Grandfather went home to be with Jesus, my daughter got Croup, my husband had a minor car accident, then I had two wisdom teeth removed. I was grieving, tired, stressed and so, so hungry. This was all within two weeks. I had two weeks to try and process everything that had changed and happened in my life. I had been struggling for awhile before this though if I’m being completely honest,…
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7, Holy Bible, New King James).
A visiting minister taught our congregation the precepts of being a kingdom keeper using Joash, the keeper of the oil, as an example. Although one of David’s mighty men of valor, Joash was appointed as Oil Keeper. Apostle Paul, orator, writer, and missionary, summed his position as Keeper of the Faith. That position is always open for new volunteers.
Prayer: Lord, whatever I can do for You, never let me forget that keeping the faith is a top priority.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7, Holy Bible, New King James)
- Walk-a-thons or short sprints are easy for conditioned participants. Longer races force runners to focus on an extended goal. Endurance events involving a variety of activities are won by athletes devoted to the end result. The endurance principle made Apostle Paul the example of first century Christian success. He was persecuted and suffered many things for his decision to follow the teachings of Jesus. Apostle Paul persevered, overcoming all obstacles. He finished the race because he kept the faith.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I thank You for Apostle Paul who never gave up. His endurance brought the Gospel to the known world in his time and encourages me today. Amen.
- Devotion by Violet Carr Moore