Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Joy of Enduring

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
(Hebrews 12:1-3, TMSG)


Pastor William exhort “The Joy of Enduring: The Power to Enjoy comes to those who endure” today. First, he defines the word endurance.

What is endurance?
It means the power of bearing pain, hardship.
It means the ability to continue
It means the power to last especially despite fatigue, stress or other adverse conditions
It means lasting quality; duration


Second, he gave us two pointers which are “Never Quit!” and “Never Lose Sight!”

Most of us fail in this area. For example, we are planning to make a project. We get excited at the first level or planning of the project but when we are in the process of doing it we tend to give up or to quit in finishing the project. Why? Because we are not patiently enduring the hardship in completing our task. If we are aware that every battle we are facing is already won by Jesus when He died at the cross. We don’t need to worry on how to finish it. So what do we need to do when this battle arises? We only have to endure and to enjoy the things that are happening to us and always keep your eyes to Jesus no matter what happen.

Keep this in mind: When you are about to give up that is the time not to give up! Winners are not quitters and quitters never win!

Note: My laptop name is PAE (Patience and Endurance)

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Today’s captured moment and the movie that we watched.

Bonding with the catalysts at Vinky's crib






Let’s pray.

Dear Daddy God,

Thank you for the Power to enjoy the circumstances we are facing every day. Thank you for the pioneers and veterans who are cheering for us in this long-distance race of our earthly lives. Thank you for the patience and endurance you have given us. We love you, Dad. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

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