Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quick Update

Just want to say quickly that I know that I'm due for a new post. It is coming soon. I will try to post a few times next week to continue my study of what Jesus calls us to.

But to update you and give you an excuse for my delay, I've had an amazing week. Francis Chan spoke at church on Sunday. His message was, I'm pretty sure, a "Dear Tony" message from the Holy Spirit. Between that, my time with him the next couple days and a few other things... this week has been monumental. I have never felt more confident in ministry.

Why? My confidence has so often been in myself. But "myself" keeps letting me down. My confidence is no longer in me. It is in the power within me... the same power that raised Christ from the dead. My confidence is great because it is in the one who called me to this ministry. It is in our only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality... Jesus Christ.


CornerstonePT said...

I could use a little of that encouragement as well. Praying for you brother. I know the work is hard.

danny2 said...

man, i hear you brother.

i either sway from arrogance to a lack of faith that Christ can do what He has said He can do.

i appreciated that one of the speakers at together for the gospel this year stated that pastoral ministry is the one field in which you can take none of the credit for the victories and must accept all of the responsibility for your own failures. this makes it difficult.

that, and the fact that we can't determine victory/failure in the tangible ways the world likes to use for assessment.