Onward to the End
2 Timothy 4:7 “I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith!”
We all need good examples to follow, so I thank God for showing me that it is still possible to run the race of life and run it to the very end!
1. THE GOOD FIGHT – How can we know which battles to fight and which to avoid? God is able to lead us to the battles that are RIGHT and NECESSARY to fight. Not only that, He will also give us what we need to fight well – strength, armor, strategy, and guidance. All this and more is found in Christ Jesus! Let Him fight our battles!
2. THE FINISHED RACE – To make it to the end of a race, we must prepare, practice, and cross the finish line. We get prepared by being teachable and having an active desire for growth. We learn as long as we are alive, as they say! We practice by doing our small daily tasks the best we can. We shouldn’t get lazy but should be faithful and persistent. We cross the finish line if we don’t stop running. Don’t give up! My prayer is that we will run the race to the end. And yours? Let us be persistent, steadfast, and unshakable, so we can finish the race.
3. THE FAITH KEPT – I have always been fascinated by heroes of the faith. I have studied them, learned from them, admired them! I pray that I would be one of them. How do we keep the faith? First, God wants us to put our trust in Him. Then the second part is ACTION – works done in faith! Remember that faith without works is dead. Don’t rest on your past success. A faith that is kept is one that is always active and ready. It is used every day as we walk step by step.
My prayer for each of us is that we can join Paul in saying these words at the end of our life and ministry.
“I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith!”
I am grateful for Sebastian and Georgina’s lifelong work and service, for all they have done and achieved in their ministry to us. They are faithfully finishing their race and handing over the baton to us. May the Lord help us to do the same as they have done, faithfully serving to the very end.
Let this be our life, too!
For Christ, Darko Adamek
Daily Prayer Guide
Pray for the churches in Turkey to be able to teach their children the Bible and clearly share the Gospel with them so there will be a strong generation of believers in the future. Pray for protection for those who are teaching the children.
Pray for summer ministry. We are afraid it will be difficult or limited to gather many children together. May God give us wisdom to use appropriate ways to reach as many children as possible.
We pray that children’s hearts would be open to God’s Word and that the Spirit would exhort them to accept Jesus into their hearts and to live life as the Bible says.
We pray that we will be allowed to have summer camps for children and teens. We pray that many children and teens will be reached with the Gospel.
Pray local believers and volunteers will reach out to children and teens in their towns and that they will be encouraged to start new GNCs and Sunday Schools.
We pray that the people who have completed the Teaching Children Effectively™ course will start GNCs in their areas.
Pray for Katerina as she prepares all the materials needed for camps.
Projects to pray for
Every Child in Europe is a project of Children Evangelism Fellowship of
Europe in order to promote some of the giving opportunities within the
mission. All finances given through www.everychildineurope.com are used for evangelising children in Europe (unless stated otherwise).
Bereg Camp is a Christian camp, run by Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®).
Bereg Camp It is situated in Western Ukraine close to Beregszász, on a beautiful sunny hill, surrounded by forests and vineyards. The goal of the Bereg Camp is: to provide full accommodation for groups of children and adults in Christian environment to know the message of Salvation and experience a Christian fellowship.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.