Blessings to you today! God is alive and well and moving among us! Reach out and grab a little.
“Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
I read an article this morning that portrayed this scripture so well, I just had to talk about it. You know, if you know me, I am 100% anti-abortion. I personally think it is an atrocity and that the life of the unborn has been squeezed down to a social issue instead of flesh and blood. The article told of how the United Methodist Church has voted to change it’s stand on abortion and now is against the Roe v Wade decision. You can read it here. Someone has been praying!
I think it is a wonderful bit of news and should be celebrated far and wide. Let us not grow weary. Or, as the frog reminds us, Never Give Up!
A friend from Texas called at lunch time. He is a minister that goes from place to place praying and visiting with the elderly and the in-firmed. He told me of how some time back, he’d accidentally entered the room of a lady that had previously never wanted a Chaplain to visit. In fact she had made it very clear that nothing to do with religion was ever to cross her threshold. He was there by accident and didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to be. She did, however, appreciate the company.
Supposedly, she was really tough on the staff, so they made a pact; He wouldn’t talk about God and she wouldn’t tell him off. She was a devout atheist. The one on one turned out to become a friendship. He went and seen her pretty regular. This morning, without ever preaching at her, he led her to Jesus! Never give up!
I struggle the same as anyone else. I’d love to brag on my accomplishments, but I have very few. The truth is, I sometimes feel like I am just one trip from utter failure. And I know some would agree. Both with me about themselves and me. Haha… But, I have learned a secret. Or at least a viable plan. Don’t give up. It’s not how many times things go wrong, it’s how many times we choose to not let those failures tie us to the tar mac. Not how often we fall, but how fast we get up.