Encouragement from Paul.
I read this today and thought it was topical for todays society.. What do you think how people seem to give up easy ?
Paul writes: ‘Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me…All of us…who are mature should take such a view of things’ (vv. 13-15 NIV). Paul was driven by his vision of reaching the world for Christ (Romans 10:1). It was his yardstick for daily living and his motivation for every effort. It made him relentless. An unknown poet wrote: ‘When things go wrong as they sometimes will, and the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. When funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh. When things are pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit! Life is strange with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about, when he might have won if he’d stuck it out. Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow—you might succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than it seems, to a faint and faltering man. Often the struggler has given up, when he might have captured the victor’s cup. And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, how close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out—the silver tint of the clouds of doubt. You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.’
The bible with its Holy, God breathed Scriptures, has all the answers, ways and means to which to live our lives.
Scripture does have a wonderful way of encouraging us, don't you think ? Isn't God amazing ?.
When life seems hard, tough and the world lets you down, seek the Lord with all your heart and He 'unlike the world' won't let you down.
My personal Hope in Christ
Wonderful encouraging scripture from our Lord.
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The Dove, a symbol of peace.
Lets promote peace, not war or anger. Lets not hurt or harm but be has Jesus says: be as harmless as doves.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
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The Book of Life. Are you in it??
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It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbour.
Mat 5:15,16 "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
More reading on being 'Christlike' Romans 12 We can learn from them?!
A big thanks for all the encouragement I have received lately....