“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:1-8, NIV 1984).
My Musings – I started by blog site three years ago on August 12, 2012. I started with a year’s worth of “simple truths” that I had shared with my son in “A Father’s Devotions.” Things I wrote to him on his college graduation in 2007 to carry with him as he started his life independent from his mom and dad. Things I would have rare opportunity to share with him “face to face,” as we would no longer share the same household and as the miles separated us. I wanted him to know what I believed then and still believe today, “God’s got his hand on” him — and don’t forget why you’re here.
I hope they have been an encouragement to him and to my readers, most of which I will likely never meet face to face this side of Heaven.
The Words I Would Say
Three in the morning,
And I’m still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I’d say,
If we were face to face,
I’d tell you just what you mean to me,
I’d tell you these simple truths,
Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say.
By Sidewalk Prophets
My Advice – Don’t forget why you’re here. You may not be able to go and do great things for the Lord, but you can do what God put His hand on you to do. There may be great hardship along the way, even worse than what we are experiencing now. But don’t live your life in fear and never give up hope. Fight the good fight. Keep the faith. Finish the race. I intend to so the same, continuing to share my musings as long as the Lord places in my heart “the word I would say.”