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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stay your post!

Here's another verse form the Message Bible that reminded me about being resolute. Praying I will stay at my post - neither turning to the left nor the right. Love this verse!

Our work as God's servants gets validated—or not—in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we're beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we're telling the truth, and when God's showing his power; when we're doing our best setting things right; when we're praised, and when we're blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.

2 Corinthians 6:2-3


marsia said...

I'll stay at my post--the the horse-and you stay at yours-the wagon. I love you!m

Brenda Peterson said...

Hey Jan,

I just read this portion of your blog. 2 Cor. 6:2-3 in the message was very interesting to read. I am praying over something that has been, to a certain degree, confusing for me as well as alot of other things. This version made me stop and think about this situation so I appreciate your sharing it with everyone.

Just like Jan, ministering somehow all the time. You are incredible, lady.

Cindy Kelley said...

Oh Ms. Jan, always walking in the prophetic!!!! I have actually experienced some of these very things in my life over the last few months and especially the last few days, through many prayers and tears God has proven to be faithful and my greatest protector! God has allowed me much opportunity to pray and encourage others in my company experiencing similar things. God never ceases to amaze me when we walk in His obedience. Love you friend, staying at the prayer post for you!

Judy Woodliff said...

Jan, the Lord keeps you in my heart and my prayers, and it's so wonderful to see the springs of Life flowing powerfully in and through you, dear friend.