Don’t Lose Heart


dont lose heart

How can we not get discouraged?

When we deal with overwhelming tasks and challenges and the brokenness, opposition and evil in the world around us?

How can we not faint or give up but keep doing good to everyone, even those who are difficult?

Paul experienced this dilemma first hand dealing with false teachers,who were attempting to substitute the grace offered by the Good News of Jesus Christ with work. And those he had faithfully ministered to, who embraced his message and were now departing from it.

Paul tells us here in Galatians 6:9 that we can successfully keep running our race with endurance and not burn out in doing what’s right, only by fixing our eyes on Jesus.

Our faith, our ability to be a blessing and to do good to our brothers and sisters or to accomplish anything at all of lasting value depends on Christ start to finish.

When we lift our eyes to the all-powerful, all-loving God, we can commit our way to Him and receive His assurance that in God’s time we will reap what He has richly prepared for us–a harvest of blessing–as we daily draw fresh strength from His inexhaustible supply to keep running in His footsteps.

LORD, thank you for teaching me in my weariness or in times when I lose heart that I can do nothing apart from you. You are my life, my strength, my salvation. I give myself to you and ask that the power of Your life in me would restore my joy and renew my vision to keep doing your will and doing good to those around me.

dont give up

From “The One Year Praying through the Bible © Cheri Fuller

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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3 Responses to Don’t Lose Heart

  1. Pingback: My Article Read (9-24-2015) | My Daily Musing

  2. His grace gives us rest in our race. It revives us. It nourishes us. Winning the race even running the race is not our win…it’s his. Praise God.

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