BEYOND 2020: Proving Faithful to the Trust God has Given Us

Dec 31, 2020 by

By The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, AAC:

Years ago, when I was rector of a small church and retreat center, I attended a seminar by The Rev. Dr. John Stott on Romans chapters 1-8. I took in every life-changing word.  Additionally, each participant spent an hour with him to reflect on our lives and ministries. I was the youngest in our small, aging congregation yet was expected to provide the same spiritual wisdom as my older, godly predecessor.  As I poured out my heart and frustrations, Dr. Stott provided this gentle reminder from I Corinthians 4:1-5:

“… Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful… Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time, wait till the LORD comes.  He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of [human] hearts.  At that time each will receive [their] praise from God.”

Like you, I’ve spent 2020 adjusting to changing circumstances, however, I’ve also spent four months battling cancer.  Thanks be to God, I’m cancer free!  But those months facing my own mortality reminded me of these God-inspired truths and challenges:

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