Pastor Paul Stephens
Thoughts of the day: PREPARE YOURSELF NOW FOR THE BATTLES THAT LIE AHEAD
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON IMPORTANT MATTERS: PREPARE YOURSELF NOW FOR THE BATTLES THAT LIE AHEAD. We don’t like to think about life in those terms—but, it is reality. The reason we fail and fall short many times is because we’re not prepared for the hardships that are sure to some. Difficulty and challenge doesn’t necessarily mean we’re doing something wrong. The fact is, we live in a hostile world that can prove to be very unfriendly. THE KEY IS TO PREPARE NOW. You’re going to need strength to succeed in the going forward and it is what we do every day that prepares us. Daily prayer, daily obedience to God, daily praise and thanksgiving, daily serving others—ALL THE ABOVE CONTRIBUTES TO THE DISPOSITION YOU ARE GOING TO NEED TO OVERCOME.
The future will have highs and lows, victory’s and setbacks—as they say. YOU’VE GOTTA LEARN TO HANG IN THERE—stay faithful to God, keep your heart and attitude right and you will overcome and be victorious. In the above list—ADD FAITH, GROWING, ADVANCING AND EVER STRENGTHENING FAITH; Faith that will never falter no matter what plays out externally.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” [Mark 10:27]
So, by faith and with all trust and confidence in God PREPARE YOURSELF NOW FOR THE BATTLES THAT LIE AHEAD.