Mrs. Karen Koehn - "Fight the Good Fight"

January 28, 2013

“Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.” -- I Timothy 6:11b, 12

A friend recently walked through the death of his only son.  By choice he traveled in one night, through his own battle against ending his life, to saying “I thank God that He gave me 19 years with my son;” “I’m a better man because of the impact of my son’s life on my own;” and “God’s given me the privilege of being a father and a teacher, which I didn’t think I could be, because of the son that He gave me.”

No recriminations, no bitterness, but winning a profound battle by choosing to say “Thank You.”

The stakes are Life and death; the fruit is righteousness, godliness, faith, love...holiness.  Our instructions include pursuing, fighting, taking hold of eternal Life – with a death grip and not letting go. 

Where are you doing battle today?