From Daniel's Desk on 12/28/19
My Title: Toil, Strive, Command and Teach
My Verse: 10-11
"10 For to this end we toil and strive (suffer reproach), because we have our HOPE set on the LIVING God, who is the Savior of all people, especially those who believe. 11 Command and teach these things."
It is true, we have an enemy that roams around like roaring lion waiting and even begging to devour you but even more deadly is the enemy that lies within you. Your heart is prone to leave the God that you love. KEEP a CLOSE watch on yourself.
The trick is not to focus on yourself, but to focus on the goal, the mission. Godliness promises value both in this life and the next. Toil and strive, you're not too young to be used by God. Do not neglect the GIFT that was given to you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Make your calling and election clear. We HAVE our HOPE set on the LIVING God. He LIVES in YOU. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit that lives inside you. Stay focused, toil, strive, command and teach.
Desiring to lead and become an overseer of the church is a noble pursuit and the only way to lead is to lead by the way that you live. Serve the church with your gift and immerse yourself in God's call so that all may SEE your progress. Not for your glory but for the glory of the living God that wants to call ALL into a g