Enjoying the Journey

Family is a very precious thing.  I have been blessed with a wonderful heritage that I hope, by God’s grace, to pass on to my children.  Last night I stood and preached the funeral of my 54 year old uncle.  On the platform with me were two of my spiritual fathers, my Uncle James and my dad. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, but the Lord gave me wonderful thoughts from His Word.  I found help in the New Testament book of Hebrews.  About the only verse typically quoted at funerals from Hebrews is Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”  Yet the book is…

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Walking with God is a life long journey.  I am very grateful that along the way there are people who come along side to encourage us.  So many distractions would have become detours if it had not been for more mature travelers who guided us forward. The beloved apostle John tells us about a good man named Gaius who made it his business to help others stay on the right path.  In fact, John wrote to him with full confidence that he would help bring God’s servants “forward on their journey” (3 John 6).  We know that God is always moving forward.  In the words of Hudson Taylor, “God is always advancing.”  But at times it seems everything has conspired…

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