The Long Haul Ahead

The Long Haul Ahead

Here are encouraging words from last Thursday please stick it out over the long haul. 

Praise Report

Mike and Pat gave me several hugs and with tears said he couldn’t have made it without our help!  Praise the Lord.  He and Pat are getting married.  Then, another fellow last week said he thought Jesus could leave him  but, I assured him that Jesus says He will never leave us or forsake us.  He needed that assurance!  God Bless praying for you – John and Linda

Attached to her sweet message above was a message from Jesus Lives Victorious Living

Receive my glory strength when ongoing problems require you to stick it out over the long haul, your faith sometimes falters.  That’s when you resort to grimly gritting your teeth – simply passing time in a negative frame of mind.  This is not the way I want you to deal with difficulties.  We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul-not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives.  it is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy.  Colossians 1:11

I am sovereign over the circumstances of your life, so there are always opportunities to be found in them.  Sometimes those opportunities to be found in them.  Sometimes those opportunities are so obvious you can’t miss seeing them.  See, the sovereign Lord comes with power…and his recompense accompanies him. Isiah 40:10

At other times-especially when the journey is hard and seems endless-you have to search for hidden treasure.  Do not be like the man who hid his master’s talent in the ground because he was disgruntled with his circumstances.  And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.  Matthew 25:25 He gave up and took the easy way out; blaming his hard situation, the more treasure there is for you to discover in it.  I gladly give you glory-strength; it is limitless and freely available to each of my follower.  It is exceedingly potent, because the spirit himself empowers you strengthening you with Power in your inner being moreover, glory-strength enables you to keep on enduring the unendurable.  Since this strength has no limits there is more than enough of it to spill over into Joy!

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

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