So many people have disqualified themselves from the ministry either through a ruined testimony or through becoming burnt out and discouraged. But not my father. I have watched him come through numerous situations that would make just about anyone want to throw in the towel and walk away. What has kept him in the race? The limitless grace of God and his heart’s enduring desire to finish strong.
I cannot even express what a privilege it has been to watch the Lord work in the lives of my parents and those in our church. It has been such an incredible journey, and it serves as a constant reminder of what the Lord can do through someone whose heart is truly committed to the cause of Christ.
As believers, sometimes we need someone who has been in the race and has kept the faith to remind us that it truly can be done. We do not have to cave to the pressures and temptations the world has to offer. There are still heroes of the faith today, and I believe my father is an extraordinary example of how the Lord can enable us all to be faithful to His work.
My father has written his latest book, Finish Strong, to show what God can do when one of His servants humbly seeks to follow Him and holds nothing back. If you need a nudge to continue on in the Christian race, this incredible book is for you. Order your copy today.
Article by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.