|Pastor Author Chaplain Vocalist
|A Silver Coin
Pastor Russell C. Lambert
|Chaplain Russell C. Lambert
II Corinthians 6: 8-10 "By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things."
In life we see that coins have two sides. We call those sides, heads and tails. We even flip our coins in the air to see who will win and who will lose. Yet the coin is the same. It does not change. Only our perception of the outcome; decided by how we choose to call it does.
You might think of your Christian life as a silver coin, and you are in the air tumbling end over end, not knowing where you will fall or which side you will land on. I can almost see these verses as an analogy. With God and the world calling your silver coin of a Christian life (a life that has been refined by fire) in the air.
So let us see how this would look. Your life is flipped and you are spinning through life.
God calls good honor; the world calls dishonor
God calls good report; the world calls evil report
God calls true; the world calls deceiver
God calls known; the world calls unknown
God calls living; the world calls dead
God calls joy; the world calls sorrow
God calls rich; the world calls poor
God calls everything; the world calls nothing
How does this all end? From the world’s perspective, every time they have a fifty-fifty chance of being right. But you are God’s coin. And at the end of this game called life, He encloses you in the palm of His hand and takes you home with Him.
Chaplain Lambert is available for Church Consulting and Coaching, Church Growth Seminars, Evangelistic Outreach, and Christian Concerts.
Chaplain Russell C. Lambert is the President of Life Passage Ministries, a church consulting and church health non-profit organization, an ordained Baptist Minister, a licensed Non-Denominational Chaplain and certified Police Chaplain. His ministry over the years has included virtually every facet, with highlights of four Pastorates, a Church Planter, Police Chaplain, Community Chaplain, and Worship Leader, serving in Arizona, Oregon and Washington state. He is considered a well-rounded vocalist, having performed in the professional arena for three years. He has also served 15 years in Corrections and Law Enforcement, from Officer through Lieutenant with stints as a Tactical Support Unit member, Academy Instructor, and Police Firearms Instructor. He participates in many areas of community involvement.