Just as recently as this week, I was doing some private devotions and during that time, I always try to read things that confront my own life. I happened to get an article from Leadership Journal, written by Gordon MacDonald. His writings always have provoked me, in fact his book Renewing Your Spiritual Passion was probably one of the first books that I ever purchased.
His article was about those involved in ministry who did not finish. It was a probing article in fact it was such an article that when I got through with it, I had an impromptu prayer meeting. My prayer was this: God, help me always to be terrified of sin. Never let me feel like that I can let down things in my life to make provisions for my flesh. Startling, yes! Convicting, yes!
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