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April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

"This is why We Never Give Up"

“This is why we never give up.  Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.  For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”  2 Corinthians 4: 15 & 17

The difference between faithful people and unfaithful people is unfaithful people give up, often at the first sign of difficulty.  Faithful people keep on keeping on.

They are determined, diligent, persistent and don’t know how to quit.  Do you know how a little acorn becomes an oak tree?  An oak tree is just an acorn that refused to give up.

Rick Warren writes, “I’m not that smart, but I know one thing:  it is always too soon to quit.  You are never a failure until you quit; it is always too soon to quit.  God uses tough times to test your persistence.”

I often hear people say they want a life without problems.  That will never happen this side of heaven.  Why is that?  Problems help to refine us into the people God wants us to be.

God wants to know what you’re going to become.  He allows trials, tribulations, troubles and problems in your life to teach you diligence, determination and character.  Will you continue to serve God even when life stinks?

If you will continue you will get to reap the harvest.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don