I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:7
Looking Down the Road
When the Apostle Paul knew his life was coming to a close he wrote a touching letter to Timothy, his son in the faith. He had likened his life and service for his LORD to a race that was well run. He was finished, from his first encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus to his death under the Roman tyrant Nero. He had positively kept faith with his calling to the very end.
This will be my final devotional thoughts blog post. I sense the LORD is leading me to a different stage of life. I'm not sure what that looks like but God is good and faithful and I rest in that. In having written devotional thoughts for more than 20 years, beginning in 1995 via email, I have labored to share sound biblical doctrine and preach Christ and Him crucified (1st Corinthians 2:2). I am sure I have kept the faith and run my race with true belief and purpose in Christ. It is time to move down the road with the LORD and experience all the goodness He has waiting for me there. My blog site will remain available to any persons who wish to access it.
My hope is in sharing my thoughts and experiences in my walk with the LORD folks have been encouraged and edified. That was my goal in Jesus Christ. As I finish this phase of my life I encourage you with Paul's words to the Christians at Ephesus; “I keep asking that the God of our LORD Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better” (Ephesians 1:17).
Finally I say farewell until we meet again for I want you to be sure it is not the end. I shall meet and greet many of you for the first time in the coming Kingdom which our blessed LORD and Messiah will establish at His return. It has been the highest honor to have been used to build up and edify the Saints of God in Christ Jesus. Blessings and love to you all. Keep fighting the good fight O ye good and faithful servants!