I am inspired by Paul’s words to the elders of Ephesus in Acts 20:18-35. He said he was going to Jerusalem “bound in the spirit” (verse 22); he had made himself a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. He didn't know what would happen when he got there except for "chains and tribulations." He says in verse 24, “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Paul wasn't moved by any present circumstances or trials; the only thing that moved him was the will of God to so he could finish what God called him to do. This is an example that we are all called to follow.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan