Discipleship: Serving in ALL Times

I don’t know if you know him or not, but two days ago Randy Pausch died.  He was a professor at Carnegie Melon University.  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2007.  He was told he had three to six months of life left.  He made a decision.  He decided to live life to the fullest possible.  At the University there was a yearly tradition.  They would choose a professor to give what they called, “The Last Lecture.”  It was a speech dedicated to a philosophy of life.  You can see his “Last Lecture” to understand how he coped with a very bad situation.  It’s very much worth the viewing.

His outlook on life to live it to the full can teach much about how to follow Jesus.  Discouragements come.  Hard times are always upon us in some shape, form, or fashion.  It’s what we do with these disappointments that can make or break us in our walk with Christ.

Here is James’ perspective on discipleship in the face of trials.  (James 1:2-5 NCV)  “My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, {3} because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. {4} Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need. {5} But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom.”

Looking to our Father in all times is the key to a focused walk with Him.

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