F.M. Sciutto III

By His Free Grace Alone, To Be Treasured Alone, & For His Glory Alone

“Remind yourself everyday”

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Here is a great reminder for this upcoming year from Ray Ortlund:

Serving Christ gets hard.  Harder than we expected.  Harder than we can endure.  We are tempted to think, “No way can this turn out well.  My life – the only one I have – is going to end up on the junk pile.  I must be crazy to be out here doing this, taking these risks, getting hammered with this criticism, paying this price.”

But the truth is, your life is retelling the story of Jesus in his death and resurrection.  “If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him” (2 Timothy 2:11-12).  He died, and now he lives.  He endured, and now he reigns.  He wasn’t crazy.  And however this turns out short term for you, God will take care of you.

Remind yourself every day: You’re not crazy.

Have a great New Year!

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord (2 Peter 1:2).

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Written by sciuttfm

December 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM

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