6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5) It’s easy to become discouraged from doing good when
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9) We’ve all heard the phrase “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That phrase has been around quite a long time but it has great meaning to it. We
40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:40-41) We all know how hard it can be to stay awake late
As I was standing in my garden watering it, I looked around to see how overgrown it had become. In the beginning we took good care of it, weeding and making sure everything was done correctly, giving it enough water and fertilizer.
Sometimes in ministry work you wonder if you are really reaching people. I must admit there have been times in our recovery ministry where I asked God if He was sure this was where He wanted us to be. These were the times when few would attend or we had no one, yet we would