Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fighter Verse For Today!!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He won't leave you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the Lord's house is finished. 1 Chronicles 28:20 (HCSB)
These are the words of an aging, dying King David, to Solomon, his young and inexperienced son.

Notice the relationship to being and doing:
be strong, be courageous
so that...

You can do the work (God's work).

Why? Because we cannot accomplish anything of value as long as we are overcome with fear and discouragement.

Remember...
God is with you...
God is committed to you...
God will never leave you or forsake you until the work he has for you is finished.
God will gather all the resources of heaven to ensure that this happens.

So whoever you are, where ever you are, what ever you are doing...
parenting
working
married
single
divorced
young
old
rich
poor
tired
retired
leading a church
preparing sermons
starting a project
dealing with failure...

Remember, what you are going through is not unique to you. Many people are dealing with the same challenges you face. Don't pity yourself. Take your eyes off yourself and fix your gaze on Jesus, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despised its shame and is now seated at God's right hand (Hebrews 12:2).