Enduring Courage (Romans 15:4)

Work heartily

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Too much

Some people write heavily, some write lightly. i prefer the light approach because i believe there is a great deal of false reverence about. there is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters; too much speaking in holy tones. C.S. Lewis

To another generation

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭71:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Because Christ suffered

“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued …

Winning and losing

Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing.” He understood that the results we get in life are simply the by-product of our repeated effort and our regimented schedule. (Rory Vaden, “Take the Stairs” p. 146.

You are my refuge

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you …

Trust God for peace.

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬