Articles Tagged 'Endurance'

Anticipation!

Anticipation!

While we remember Jesus, let's also remember all those who love Jesus that make up our huge, worldwide, family.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on Holy Communion by reminding us of coming reunion that The Supper ensures will happen!

Potholes Ahead

Potholes Ahead

While we cannot accurately predict the future, for most of us, there will be potholes in our path!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to not get knocked off our path when we encounter potholes, even big bad ones that do damage, but to keep pressing on and persevering toward the call of God.

The 'How!' for hard Days

The 'How!' for hard Days

How do we get past the hardest of days?

Ann Voskamp and Joni Eareckson Tada team up to provide a beautiful and powerful reminder of the power of our words to change everything.

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Perseverance, not slow and steady, wins the race!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the missing virtue of persistence -- endurance and perseverance mixed with consistency and integrity.

The Finish Line

The Finish Line

It's not about starting, it's about finishing

It's important to start our walk with God, but even more important that we finish it. We have to persevere until the end.

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

Why do we keep getting up?

Ron Rose talks about getting up after we have fallen down again and again, and keep on going.

Beware the Quick Fix

Beware the Quick Fix

Why do we so easily swallow the lure for the quick fix?

Rubel Shelly warns us about the lure of the quick fix and reminds us that there are no short cuts to what is valuable and that perseverance is necessary for character.

Hard Times Good for You?

Hard Times Good for You?

Can they really be a blessing?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of how hard times can actually shape us for the better and help us see our role in making the world a better place.

Moving Stumps

Moving Stumps

How do you reach the tipping point?

Mike Barres gets stumped on moving a stump but keeps on going and reaches the tipping point and comes through because he doesn't give up.

Playing Through Your Pain

Playing Through Your Pain

When we have to do it, it isn't a game!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to play through pain and go on to victory.

Real Perseverance

Real Perseverance

Do we even know what it means to truly persevere?

Mike Barres contrasts our whiny little attempts at perseverance and compares it to the real martyrs in the world and calls us to genuine perseverance.

Flexible Trees

Flexible Trees

Can you sway without breaking or falling?

Mike Barres reminds us that we need to be like trees: flexible, rooted, connected, and built on the rock.

Is It Time Yet?

Is It Time Yet?

Does he really act at just the right time?

Russ Lawson reminds us that even though it is hard to wait patiently, God always responds to our prayers at just the right time and we should never give up asking him for his help.

Perseverance

Perseverance

How did the snail get on the ark?

Paul Faulkner encourages us to press on and persevere.

Growing the Roots!

Growing the Roots!

So how long will you work to see what you've worked to grow?

Teresa Bell Kindred encourages us to endure and do the work necessary to grow strong roots in our children and compares it to growing strong roots to grow strong trees and tall bamboo plants.

Treasure in Toilets

Treasure in Toilets

What are you going to find if you dig deep enough?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need to not give up when our life seems to be in the toilet, because as often archaeologists do, we can sometimes find the greatest treasures in the most surprising places.

WAIT!

WAIT!

Isn't it hard to wait on anything, but especially the Lord?

Mike Barres reminds us that waiting is hard, but God's timing is always best.

Cutting Corners

Cutting Corners

Most important things require us to hang in and hang touch to get to our destination!

So often we look for short cuts or ways to cut corners to get to a goal that can only be reached by hard work, perserverance, and a willingness to keep on working over time.

Not Fair!

Not Fair!

What do you and where do you go when life isn't fair?

Life is unfair and in the unfairness we need to learn to pray and keep after it and not relent, not praying those PC prayers, but gut check from the heart prayers that are real.

Shift Change

Shift Change

Can you make it just one hour?

Learning to take things one hour and one step at a time helps this mother learn to make it when her premature baby is having problems in the hospital.

Run and Don't Burn Out!

Run and Don't Burn Out!

Can you keep running and not grow weary?

Burn out seems to happen more and more frequently, but when see why it happens, we realize that folks are losing sight of the goal and are often motivated for the wrong reasons.

One Brick at a Time

One Brick at a Time

How do you get everything done in life?

Life is accomplished and made worthwhile by sticking to our goals and doing things one step, one brick, at a time.

Tenacious Persistence

Tenacious Persistence

Have you found the power of simply doing that right thing again and again?

Both God and satan use the principle of tenacity and persistence to shape and form things just like nature does, but how we use it is everything.

Naysayers are Circling

Naysayers are Circling

Can you hold on to your dreams when those around you doubt?

Don't let criticism, jealousy, envy, or opposition keep you from pursuing your dreams of doing something significant for God.

Shelter in The Storm?

Shelter in The Storm?

Can you find a place to protect you from life's weather?

Life is full of storms, so where and to whom will you go to find your shelter in the storm?