4/4/23 Sequel of "Let none of these things (of distress) move you" for my ECP family originated -authored by Charles L. Robinson Jr. of Edifying Christian Publications:
I hope that our 4/2/23 weekly devotion (Weeklies) titled "Let none of these things (of distress) move you" encouraged you all in some manner (refer to it if needed.) It's general principle exhorts you all to not allow any circumstances to take away your joy that God through Christ Jesus has given you. This same principle regarding your joy applies to your ministry (which builds from our previous message on 4/2/23.)
My words spoken regarding ministry are in the spirit of decency and order regarding ministry with a reminder and emphasis on true order surrenders to the fact that ministry is Jesus's ministry and he (Jesus) ultimately chooses, calls, gifts, and places who he (Jesus) declares to do his ministry. It seems absurd to mention these words: "do not allow any circumstance to take away your ministry" but it's reality. The Apostle Paul and the Apostles faced tempting circumstances that attempted to take away the fruit bearing influence within their ministries (attempts of hinderances) and their literal ministries (attempts to literally kill them.) Jesus defined their (the Apostle Paul and the Apostles) worth in ministry. Jesus defines your worth in ministry.
Edifying Christian Publications (ECP) is ultimately Jesus's and he (Jesus) gave it to me (Charles L. Robinson Jr.) He (Jesus) chose me, called me, gifted me, and has given me the responsibility to oversee ECP (legally form it, manage works within it, and so forth.) God has commissioned me to remind you all, he (God) is no respecter of person and in whatever ministry Jesus chose you to do, called you to do, gifted you to do, and gave to you, remain steadfast in finishing the course (in joy.) ECP family, denounce the seduction of absurdity and look forward to the words from your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: "Well done my good and faithful servant". God bless you and your families.
"And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide in me. But none of these things move me, neither count my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course in joy, and the ministry, which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God" Acts 20:22-24