… according to my earnest expectation and hope,
that I will not be put to shame in anything,
but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always,
be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death…
Welcome back! This year I began reading my “go-to” devotional again: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Chambers was not particularly well known when he died from his decision to delay an appendectomy while a chaplain for the YMCA in Egypt with the British Army. He was known for his ardent faith, generosity, and his conviction that the Christian life doesn’t just happen. The Christian life is intentional, challenging, and requires a daily choice for faithfulness.
So consider his entry for January 1:
“…my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed….”