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“Holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain” (Philippians 2:16).

Preachers do think about whether what they are doing is in vain.  Behind every famous person of faith is the nameless preacher or teacher.  Each one of us has a time in which to be the preacher/teacher.  This is what is meant when we are sent and told to go the ends of the earth and share the Good News of salvation in Christ.  In Him alone is all hope and a future.  Will you glory in the faith of another?

Lord, there is no business more serious than what You have given me to do.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of truth so that I would hold fast to You.  Guide me through the pitfalls of this age, removing what needs to be removed and strengthening what needs to be strengthened.  Through all things, help me to be a witness of Your presence in my life, living according to Your Word.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, You have dwelt among us to shine the truth of the glory of God through Your life, death, and resurrection.  Guide me this day so that I may hold fast as a witness and bear Your light to a lost and condemned world.  Through all that happens this day, may I be found faithful, stalwart, and reflecting Your light through all I do.  Abide in me, Lord, and let it be evident that You are abiding in me.  Amen.