This weekend, make yourself a cup of coffee, return to your computer, and then click HERE to watch a video on our Sudan 2008 trip.
We went there to continue building a facility, to be used as a venue where we could train the local church leaders.
I hope you enjoy our journey …
Thank you to Brett Michael Innes for supplying the video clip.
More on 2 Timothy 4:6-8 –
A favourite Comrades Marathon runner was asked what motivates him to run such a race, and he said:
- Aim to finish
- Aim to enjoy yourself
- Aim to get the gold medal
- Aim to win (won’t stop)
- Aim to break the record
We need to enjoy our walk with God. But at the same time we need to dig deep and break a settler’s mentality. There is a race to be run, and it all be WORTH IT.
In order to break the settler’s mentality we need perspective of who we are in Christ.
- We need to be committed to God’s purpose – we need to deal with all obstacles and remove everything that stops us from going forward
- We must know the absolutes – we cannot negotiate with God
- We need to know what God has called us to do (and also know that things can go wrong)
- We need to be intimate with God, everyday – He is our dwelling place
- We need to be fruitful in every area of our lives – learn from every opportunity that He gives us, see His hand in everything, and build away from ourselves
Not being a settler will cost you your life, and your walk.
If people come to me and are not ready to abandon their fathers, mothers, wives, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as their own lives, they cannot be my disciples. – Luke 14:26 (God’s Word Bible)
Sometimes the cost of following God can’t be predicted. You must make up your mind early if you are all in or if you are going to hold something back. One thing that tests our commitment to what God has called us to is hardship. Is this hardship going to change your motivation?
Hardship comes in many forms. I have learned that it is an invitation to obey God and a chance for Him to show how He is always faithful.