Friday, September 7, 2007

turning point devo

Ready for Departure
I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.2 Timothy 4:6

Recommended Reading2 Timothy 4:6-8

The October 2005 issue of the Gideon Magazine told of a ninety-seven-year-old man in cardiac ICU. As his son-in-law visited and shared the Scripture with him, it became apparent that the old man had never received Christ as his Savior. That day, he turned his life over to the Lord and signed his name in the back of the Gideon New Testament, signifying his new life in Christ.
How wonderful!
And yet how much better to invest one's entire lifetime in Christ and His kingdom, and to come to the end of life praising God that, after years of fruitful service, our departure is at hand. Our lives pass quickly; and as we grow older, it's important that we give Him everything we have every day, asking for His guidance and pleading for His blessings.
Let's pour ourselves out for the kingdom so that when the time of our departure comes, we can say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7).
Now I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me, Not for the years of time alone, but for eternity.Norman J. Clayton

1 comment:

Tam said...

Jenny, this really gets to me today. I have spent much time each day over at Friendly Christian and it breaks my heart friend to know that so many of them may not ever come to know and receive Gods grace and mercy and gift of life. They are so angry, some of them, it is one of the saddest things I have ever been a part of. Please pray for these Atheists? Please pray for those who commit a lot of their time on the site trying to converse and share with them? It has been a very difficult task. Many of us get spiritually and emotionally depleted - but we are not giving up! We are not trying to convert - we just want to be real and authentic before them and represent our True - Living God to them the best we can so they might see how good He really is...

Sorry, got lost there!

Hope you're well! Have a great, great weekend!

Love, T