one of our church’s former pastor’s ordination speech… PLEASE, just take a listen. i promise it will bless you.
never thought a 5 minute speech could break me and make me want to repent so much… this mp3 is and will be on repeat tonight….. and i will repent for my lack of love for God and His people… and i will pray that God will help me to make the same commitment that this pastor has made…
pastors have laid hands on us for this ordination.. but the truth is, that i need God to lay his hand on me… only God can annoint me.. until now, until now if i have done things in my own strength, may the Lord forgive me. as of now i beg of the Lord to annoint me and empower me to be used by Him…
upon this ordination tonight.. i would like to publicly commit before God and His people that i am willing to do whatever it takes to obey my Lord Jesus Christ.. if it means death, i commit to gladly take up the cross. if it means years of fruitless labor, i commit to persevere with his strength. if it means i will not amount to much, i commit to still press on quietly for the honor of our King…
to my father and mother who are present here today… when i was born, did you ever think or dream that your only son would be a minister of God’s word and called to be a missionary to God’s people? i know you moved from korea to america for a prosperous life, but God moved us here so we can have eternal life.. and now he calls this unworthy servant as a representative of our family to leave this country to a not so prosperous life so that others can receive eternal life.. and although this calling will take us far away from each other, our separation is only temporary and we will be together forever in heaven.. but there are millions of people around the world who will not be in heaven with us.. so for a short time for their sake and for the glory of God, lets persevere and be patient, just a little bit, so that many more will be with us together in heaven.. what a privilege it is to be a part of God’s mission as a family..
and finally to my Lord Jesus Christ.. when you gave me faith to trust in you in my bedroom when i was 12 years old, i would have never thought that you would bring me to this point.. you are truly amazing. you are the reason i live and you are the reason i die.. until i really die one day, help me to die everyday so that you can live in me and others can live in you. amen.
why do i feel like im failing so much these days..
— Daily Bread : in light of Japan