Paul’s last words to the leaders of the church at Ephesus set quite an example for believers to follow. I also pray that I will be able to say to my friends: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came to you… I served the Lord with great humility and with tears…I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you…to turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
Lord, help me to be consistent in my actions and live out my service to You in a way that will show my friends what I believe and what I stand for. Help me be humble in my manner, not seeking personal recognition or displaying a prideful attitude. Let me use my words and my behavior to teach others how to love You and serve You. Help me be an encouragement to their faith.
At the end of my life I want to be able to say, that I have “finished the race and completed the task the Lord Jesus has given me.” So Father show me what is next. Show me how to join You in Your work in a way that will deepen our relationship, and bring You glory. Open my eyes and ears and heart to You so I don’t miss out! Amen