by Dr. Rev. Allen Churchill, Founder of Good News Christian Ministries:
Many, if not all of you are aware that the Reverend Don Crisp had been fighting a terrific battle with cancer over the last few months.
|Rev. Donald S. Crisp|
Former Pastor of First Baptist Church
Smiths Falls, Ontario
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,(A) 3 because you know that the testing of your faith(B) develops perseverance.(C) 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature(D) and complete, not lacking anything.
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
“Our gracious, loving, Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are Lord of the Journey; and Father, even as we pray, right now, we know that life will hand us all kinds of challenges. There will be many valleys that we go through. Father, we want to keep our eyes on you. We want to be able to follow you, not so that we’d be safe or comfortable, but so that we can be all that you want us to be.
Today, Father, I surrender my life to you. Today, Father, I surrender my life to Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, would you come into my life, right now, and save me? Forgive me of all my sins. Ah, I give you thanks, and, Father, for those of us who already know Jesus as our Saviour, Lord, we would also pray that He would be Lord of the Journey.
Lord Jesus, I surrender myself to you. You are the one who will lead. I am the one who is to follow. And I would just pray that I will be faithful in following you, all the days of my life.