Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Not TO, but THROUGH

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"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."
(2 Tim. 4:7) 

Whatever God has assigned and blessed your hands to do, beloved, do it with all of your might, giving no thought to the approval of mankind but only to the approval of God.  Keep on shining, keep on declaring His Name to the nations, and keep on meeting with Him in the intimacy He has prescribed for you as His child, His friend, and His Bride.

Press on and press through, dear children. Don't just go to the end, but in Jesus go THROUGH the end! Running any course all the way up to the finish line without breaking through does not constitute winning... you must FINISH the course God has set before you if you want to win.  You must CROSS OVER that finish line, beloved.

Whether or not you finish before or after anyone else DOES NOT MATTER in the Kingdom of God.  Remember that speed and strength alone don't win the course... rather, those who endure through the very end are given the victory!

With God, if you finish according to His will - YOU WIN!  If you finish... you win!  Compare yourselves to NO ONE, and pay no attention to the speed of the brother or sister in the other lane; rather, PRAY FOR THEM TO FINISH ALSO!  And if they need a helping hand, HELP THEM through! Knowing that, for ALL OF US in Jesus, if we finish according to His will - we WIN!

HALLELUJAH!

See you after the finish, in Jesus' Name...

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)