Heralding the Good News

It was great to be at the Commissioning for the Heralds of Good News last Saturday. To see thirty people dedicating the rest of their lives to proclaiming the gospel should give us all encouragement. I remember our commissioning on 23 May 1997 at Wembley Conference Centre (now being rebuilt). The enthusiasm of that day seems a distant memory.

How is it that we start out on fired for God, and so often end up struggling to keep ticking over? Is it inevitable, or can we resist it somehow? I suspect the greatest problem is the Busy Trap – the feeling that if we are not visibly active, we are not working. This is clearly a false view that seems to hold sway among both Soldiers and officers.

Whereas the Bible says: they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

Lord, help me to wait on you – to take the time to discover your purpose and obey it.

Steven Turner

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My wife Elizabeth and I were commissioned as Officers (ministers) in The Salvation Army in 1997, and have served in appointments in England and Scotland. Since July 2016 I have been working in The Salvation Army's Scotland Office as combined parliamentary and ecumenical representative.
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