Monday, November 2, 2020

Daily Devotion: No Reservations No Retreats No Regrets

Bible Reading: II Timothy 4:1-8

Key Verse: Verse 7 – “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Key Words: I have finished my course

In verse seven you find a three-point outline that will provide: the fight, the finish, the is war, life is winning, and life has its weapons.

Most of you would agree that the Apostle Paul was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, missionary of all time. From the time you begin to read about Paul’s call from God (Acts 9) to the time of his death, you can see Paul had no reservations, no retreats, and no regrets.

In 1904 William Borden, heir to the Borden Dairy Estate, graduated from a Chicago high school a millionaire. His parents gave him a trip around the world. Traveling through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe gave Borden a burden for the world’s hurting people. Writing home, he said, “I’m going to give my life to prepare for the mission field.” When he made this decision, he wrote in the back of his Bible two words: No Reservations. Turning down high paying job offers after graduation from Yale University, he entered two more words in his Bible: No Retreats. Completing studies at Princeton Seminary, Borden sailed for China to work with Muslims, stopping first at Egypt for some preparation. While there he was stricken with cerebral meningitis and died within a month. A waste, you say! Not in God’s plan. In his Bible underneath the words: No Reservations and No Retreats, he had written the words: No Regrets.

The key to success in God’s service is No Reservations, No Retreats; and you’ll serve with No Regrets.

What to do:

Pray for our missionaries of the day: Mel Brown, Furlough Relief; and Preston and Wendy Cronan to the United Kingdom.

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