From the Desk of Jason DeZurik

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 0 comments

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9 - 10

In my opinion, my father is a great man. He is someone who taught me so much and helped me to see what it means to not only be a family man, but a godly man. Not to be out done, my mother is someone who understands her biblical role of being a partner and helpmate in their marriage. She knows when to speak up and when to keep quiet. Sometimes she is quiet just because she knows my dad has made up his mind and all she can do is just support his decision even if she disagrees with him.

We, as Christians, are called to a higher standard. I am hoping to encourage you as a follower of Jesus to learn from your elders and godly men and women around you. Who are your mentors or disciplers? I share this with you because I still learn a lot from both of my parents. I love them. They are sold out to Jesus Christ and continue to serve Him through their faith and actions. Recently, my father sent me this poem that I would now like to share with you. It has impacted me greatly:

The Guy in the Glass - by Dale Wimbrow

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf[sic],
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

As Christians we are called to integrity and to be honest in all that we do, even through adversity. Seeking after worldly wealth and treasures will end up leaving you emotionally and spiritually empty. We must be willing to give up our own wants and desires to serve our King, Jesus Christ. So, when you look in the mirror can you look yourself in the eye and honestly say,
“I did everything to serve my King Jesus today.”

How are you doing with this?

"Leadership means setting an example."- Lee Iacocca

Galatians 6:1 – 10; James 1:2 - 8