Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them:
“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
—Acts 20:17-24, 32
by: Paula Davis.
Thinking about the future can be a little bit scary sometimes—especially when we have no clue how it will turn out. When our lives are fully committed to the Lord and we walk in step with the Holy Spirit, we can move forward unafraid of how the future will turn out. Paul considered his life worthless if he did not finish the work God had put into his heart. What is the work the Lord has put into your heart? Go after it with everything you’ve got, knowing that God, in His grace, will take care of the details.