Still Standing But Not Standing Still

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“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.”

– Ephesians 6:10

The life of the Apostle Paul serves as an example to every servant of God in the gospel ministry.  In all of the trials that Paul went through, he never lost sight of his goal.  He counted his personal resume and accomplishments as refuse, all for the sake of winning Christ.  His pursuit for the prize would not give him the luxury of looking back, but always pressing forward toward his ultimate goal.

Another good reason for not looking back over our shoulder at past accomplishments is that you recall the pain of the battles.  The past forty years of ministry has not been easy.  Loraine and I both have made many sacrifices.  We’ve always known that if there was “no pain, there would be no gain.”  But God has given us great gain and great comfort for the pain.

Sometimes pastoral ministry seems more like a prize fight than a race.  Over the years, we’ve been knocked down but never knocked out.  We’ve been hit with a right cross a left cross and even a double cross.  But we’re still standing because of He who died on the cross.  Our strength has always come from Jesus.

 

Your Servant In Christ,

Rev. Charles Twymon