Friday, November 4, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 November 4

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” Galatians 6:9).

Today’s Morsel:  It seems that so many today have obtained a quitting spirit.  They are quitting on the jobs. Their careers. Their marriages.  Their dreams and visions. The church.  Their ministry.  They seem to have found a quitting spirit instead of a doing spirit.  Solomon said, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (Proverbs 24:10).  In other words, if you give way to discouragement and despair in the day of adversity, time of trial or temptation, your stamina has not been developed. Yes, being a Christian can sometimes become wearying. There is so much opposition to our plans for doing good, because there is so much good to be done in today’s world and the devil doesn't like it.  There are so many calls on our time and charity and there is often so much ingratitude among those whom we try to benefit, that we can become disheartened.  We know that all scripture is inspired by God, and Paul, knowing that Christians would have opportunity to become weary, addressed this issue, and exhorts us not to give up, but to persevere to the end because that is when we will receive our reward.  So let me encourage you today, keep your heart and mind stayed on Jesus, and don’t quit.

Sing:  Don’t let me forget where You found me, let me remember You had to reach way down; let me toil till I’m foot-sore, let me search till I’m weary, but don’t let me stand without a star in my crown.

Thought For Today:  Never! Never! Quit! (Sir Winston Churchill)

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