PJ’s Daily Devotional for Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Do you find it hard to keep on keepin’ on sometimes? I do, in fact I am right now…
Today is one of those days. I had the privilege to speak to young athletes at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at our local high school early this morning, I am heading into a church prayer meeting shortly, then leading our church’s staff meeting, then having an emotional lunch with a member who is going through the valley of the shadow of death, then I go straight to the funeral home to be with the family of a dear woman who died suddenly recently as I conduct her funerals services this evening. And that is just the surface scheduled stuff… All of this just today after hitting the wall of health late yesterday afternoon as I have been riding this roller coaster of a sickness for going on 2 weeks.
It’s hard to keep on keeping on; it’s hard to keep perspective in the fast-flowing river of the ministry of Jesus Christ. When I hit the wall, regardless of it’s a health wall, emotional wall, ministry wall, relational wall, I have a hard time keeping perspective on issues, people, myself, God, etc. This is where I need the Presence and Power of Jesus Christ, who is the Good Doctor, Wonderful Counselor, and Conquering King feeding me the Word of God and guarding my heart and mind with the Presence and Peace of the Holy Spirit of God. These are the days that I KNOW that I need Jesus more than the air I breath, more than I need productivity at work or pleasures at home.
Paul says in today’s Bible Reading: “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17).
I believe every word of God’s Word is true and I believe that this prayer will be answered if you pray it for me and as I walk in the fullness of the truth! Every day we need to hang on to the promises of God and remind ourselves this His Promises are greater than our problems…and keep on keepin’ on!
Will you pray for me and for your pastor in a life-giving way today?