What Keeps You Going?

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Calm before the storm

What if you knew God’s will for you was three challenging years of ministry followed by death. How would you endure? How did Jesus endure? What kept Him going?

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us also lay aside every encumbrance and
the sin which so easily entangles us, and
let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 NASB

In the morning, our days often begin quietly. As the day progresses so do the challenges, struggles and trials? How do you prepare so you will end well? At the end of the day? At the end of the year? At the end of your life?

Please share your thoughts. How do you live out Hebrews 12:1-3?

Be Ye Glad!

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I love Jesus! He is my eternal hope, fullness of joy, calm in the storm and so much more. I enjoy reading, cooking, blogging and bird watching. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband. God is good.

14 thoughts on “What Keeps You Going?”

  1. Sometimes it is an inner drive that keeps me going when it seems my own strength is gone.
    That extra strength is motivated by different things, the greatest being love – love of the individual, love of God. But the strength itself has to be the Holy Spirit.

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  2. Lena, what a good passage. “How do you live out Hebrews 12:1-3?” In the context of endurance this is what I do:
    1. Regularly pray for endurance.
    2. Read, study and memorize scripture.
    3. I have learned to reach out for assistance or encouragement when needed to avoid becoming weary.

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  3. This is the third time I am reading something on these verses this week. God is surely making His point to me.
    For me a consistent time in His word and prayer helps me stay focused on Him. And I think a time and again reflection of distractions that can easily rob us of that time with God.
    Thanks for sharing this Lena.
    Manu 😊.

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    1. Thank you, too! Time alone with God in His Word and in prayer — Yes, necessary but so easy to lose the habit. Left to ourselves we would flounder but God keeps calling us back to His loving heart.

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  4. I take it about three hours at a time, usually.
    Hang on to Jesus and talk to Him about each thing, when it’s hard. (Like since I’ve been sick. Eight years)
    It’s easier when my life is hard, don’t you think? Is that a contradictory thought? It’s easier when life is hard.

    #sufferingisagift
    Well, sometimes.

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  5. I’ve heard that it’s easier when life is hard because life is so beyond us that we reach out to God. But when life is easier we think we can handle living it on our own — that’s a deception, though. We need God every hour, everyday. Thank you for commenting. It was good chatting with you. 😊❤🌻

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