Articles Tagged 'Perseverance'

Don't Give Up!

Don't Give Up!

It's never too late for God to touch someone's heart

Don’t give up! Keep praying for those around you. Keep showing them the example of a godly life. And be ready to share your faith with them when the time is right.

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.

Powerless?

Powerless?

What do you do when you don't have the strength to do the next thing?

Tom Norvell writes about powerlessness and how we have God with us to help us overcome.

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

Why do some people think Jesus is like a cell phone?

Cell phones that don't work validate all your fears about technology. Some people have that same thought about Jesus when eveything in life does not work like they want.

Glory Awaits

Glory Awaits

In this season of memories, what should we hold on to most tightly?

Phil Ware reflects on the death of his grandfather, Daddy Gordon, and remembers his father's passing away, and is reminded of the floods in life that can't sweep away our hope.

Feast or Fear? Pushing Past Our Fear with Faith and Perseverance

Feast or Fear? Pushing Past Our Fear with Faith and Perseverance

Why not take the high way to feasting?

Pat Mingarelli shares more pictures and images from his outdoor photography and helps us understand, through squirrels, that we need to step out in faith and not let fear keep us from God's feast!

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.

Doing the Best I Can

Doing the Best I Can

What happens if your best isn't good enough?

Mike Barres reminds us that we all reach times in our lives when our best efforts are not enough, but God can do what needs to be done if we will persevere, fast, and pray.

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.

Reasons to Hang in There

Reasons to Hang in There

How can you keep holding on and believing?

Hanging and persevering is worth it because joy follows morning just as morning follow night.

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.

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.

Stuck!

Stuck!

How do you get un-stuck?

Stuck in an airport trying to get home, Phil realizes several lessons about getting un-stuck spiritually.

Falling on our Face

Falling on our Face

Did her Olympic disaster remind you of anyone you know?

Failure and falling on our face is a part of life, the real question is whether or not we'll keep getting up.