WE’RE NOT QUITTERS!

Taking a Hike Through Hebrews…

The little boy dreamed of being a famous baseball player. He took his bat and baseball to the backyard everyday to practice. He would throw that ball up into the air, swing the bat, and miss. He did it again. Missed. Strike two. He threw the ball up into the air a third time. Swing…and a miss. He threw his cap high in the air and shouted, “I’m the best pitcher in the world!”

Perspective. Don’t ever quit! Through good time and bad. Keep your eyes on the Jesus.

Hebrews 10, The Message
26-31 If we give up and turn our backs on all we’ve learned, all we’ve been given, all the truth we now know, we repudiate Christ’s sacrifice and are left on our own to face the Judgment—and a mighty fierce judgment it will be! If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical death, what do you think will happen if you turn on God’s Son, spit on the sacrifice that made you whole, and insult this most gracious Spirit? This is no light matter. God has warned us that he’ll hold us to account and make us pay. He was quite explicit: “Vengeance is mine, and I won’t overlook a thing” and “God will judge his people.” Nobody’s getting by with anything, believe me.

32-39 Remember those early days after you first saw the light? Those were the hard times! Kicked around in public, targets of every kind of abuse—some days it was you, other days your friends. If some friends went to prison, you stuck by them. If some enemies broke in and seized your goods, you let them go with a smile, knowing they couldn’t touch your real treasure. Nothing they did bothered you, nothing set you back. So don’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.

It won’t be long now, he’s on the way;
he’ll show up most any minute.
But anyone who is right with me thrives on loyal trust;
if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy.
But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.

don't quit

In Jesus Name, and by His power in us, Amen. I believe.

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About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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3 Responses to WE’RE NOT QUITTERS!

  1. Pingback: WE’RE NOT QUITTERS! | Daily Manna with Your Mug

  2. jam355 says:

    Thank you Susan for your encouraging words everyday!!!! I love that you love Jesus and share your love with others so I too can pass your words of encouragement along to my hurting friends! God Bless Judy Martinez

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