"Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up."
(2 Corinthians 4:1 NLT)
- Never give up!
- Keep striving, keep pressing, keep moving forward in your relationship with God!
- In Phil. 3:14 The Apostle Paul says, "I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."
- If you have to "press", then there is a resistance.
- The enemy will use whatever tactics he can to discourage you, frustrate you and make you give up your hope in God.
- It may be through a discouraging word, gossip that you have heard, frustrating circumstances, thoughts of doubt that pop up in your mind...
- But whatever it is, don't give up!
- God has new blessings ahead for you.
- fresh encounters with Him waiting for you
- New breakthrough's just about to happen.
- New revelation just ahead, but you can't give up.
- 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 says, "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies."
- Do you see the reason.
- So that the Life of Jesus may be seen in you!
- When you make the decision to keep going and not give up, the world gets a chance to see "Christ in you, the Hope of Glory!" (Col. 1:27)
- You may be the only Jesus that someone gets to see today!
- Choose to Rise above your circumstances today and walk in the fullness of His power.
- You are more than a Conqueror in Christ! (Rom. 8:37)
- You are the light of the world, and this is a time when the world desperately needs to see that light shine in their darkness! (Matt. 5:14)
- So, don't give up!
- Have a great Thursday!