This morning and on Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of sharing the verse above with our Middle and High School FCA Students. Each year at this time I try to do devotions with them that will encourage them to finish their school year well. Last week, I actually talked about finishing well, but this week I wanted to go deeper with them. So, we talked about how when we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, that is truly the only way we can finish well and make it through anything life throws at us.
At the end of the school year our students are facing the crunch of homework, papers, tests, and all kinds of various activities going on. The stress level of friendships, relationships, and parental interaction is elevated during this time. Often in the stress of this season of life the student’s relationship with Christ is what gets put on the back burner. We are encouraging our students to not let this be so in their lives. Instead of setting Jesus aside, turn to Him, and be even more focused on their prayer times, Bible study, and worship with fellow believers at Church. While Christ doesn’t promise our students everything will be perfect, He does promise to be with them and help them through the storms of life.
Please join me in praying for our students. Pray that as they are facing the storms of this time in the school year that they will stay focused on Christ. Pray that they will feel His presence and guidance and that even when this season passes that they will still keep focused on, “the source and perfecter” of their faith!