Guest ReBlog by Dan Bolin, International Director – CCI Worldwide

A SLICE OF FRESH BREAD

This is the next to last Fresh Bread, so reflect with me on ending well. 

Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing. Ravi Zacharias

Peter gives us excellent advice when it comes to finishing strong. He wrote, “The end of all things is near

Therefore,
o be clear minded
o self-controlled
o pray
o love each other
o offer hospitality
o If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.
o If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides

So that
o in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4:7-11)

“Therefore” and “so that” are hinge words. “Therefore” looks back providing the motivation to do what lies ahead. “So that” looks forward to the result that should be produced.

Time is running out.Therefore, we need to think clearly, act wisely, pray, love, support, speak truthfully and serve each other. Not for our benefit but rather, so that God may be praised and receive glory.

We should all live with the realization that the end of all things is near – with a commitment to bring praise and glory to God by the way we live, whatever number of days God provides.

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