Persevere and You Will Win ( by Fenny West)

Persevere and You Will Win

Persevere and You Will Win
Press on and You will succeed.
See the glory ahead and remain steadfast.
See the Victor’s crown on your head.
See yourself singing and dancing, with joy.
See yourself celebrated even by the sceptics,

your detractors; those who disdained you.

Man’s approval is just for a moment.
Man looks at the outward appearance
But God looks beyond the realm of the seen.
He sees the end from the beginning.
He sees the masterpiece, the winner,

 the success that He has made you.

Now see through God’s eyes and go for gold.

Go and glorify God with the best you can be.

Doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.
Refuse any second best in all you do. Victory is yours.

 Remember, you are more than a conqueror; you have overcome them.

Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper.

When the enemy comes, like a flood,

 the Holy Spirit will raise a standard against him.

Persevere and you will win.

 

14   Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.2Cor2:14

37   Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38   For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39   Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ro8:37-39

4      Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.1John4:4

4      For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1John5:4

Hebrews 12:

1      Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2      Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hold Firm in the Lord ( by Fenny West)

Hold Firm in the Lord

Hold firm in the Lord

Hold firm to the end-

Rooted in the word

Run well to the end.

Have in sight the goal

Be not distracted

But feed well your soul.

Know you’re greatly loved.

Hold fast to the end

Never mind the wind.

Hold fast to your Friend.

Mind the things He minds.

Stand firm. No shaking

Be immovable

Stand still, believing

You’re unstoppable.

Your cup is: winning.

Your place is the top

Your place is reserved

And no foe can stop

Your place is deserved.

Look beyond the seen.

Let us cross over.

See what is unseen.

Lean on the Alpha and Omega.

1 Therefore , my beloved and longed-for brethren , my joy and crown , so stand fast in the Lord , beloved.Phil4:1 Phil3:12-4:1 2Cor.4:8-9,16-18 Heb12:1-3 1Tim.4:15,–6:12 Eph.6:12-18 Heb11:34-35,Jn11:43-44 Ro8:28,31,32,35,37-39 Mark4:35-5:1, Acts 1:8,Jn16:13,23,26

 

Don’t Give Up! ( by Fenny West)

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Don’t Give up.

Faith doesn’t give up!

Keep looking up

Press on. Do not stop.

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Your boon is coming.

Your boom is coming

Your breakthrough is coming

See with the eyes of faith

See beyond the seen

See the glory coming

See your sea parting

For you to walk on dry ground.

 faith uses adversity for prosperity

You’re walking through

This valley of the shadow of death.

You will not die but live to

Declare God’s glory.

 faith shines in darkness

God is in you.

He is with you

And He is for you.

There are more with you

than are against you.

 faith uses adversity for advancement

You are more than a conqueror.

You are an overcomer.

You are a winner.

 

Don’t Give up!

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4     Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil;

    For You are with me;

    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5     You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

    You anoint my head with oil;

    My cup runs over.

6     Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    All the days of my life;

    And I will dwell in the house of the LORD

    Forever.

Ps23:4-6

 

14        Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2Cor2:14

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John16:33

  1. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1John4:4

  2. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.1John5:4

  1. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed -2Cor4:7-928        And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

  2. 31        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

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37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Ro8:28,31,32,37-39

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Keep Digging ( by Don & Dawn)

Memory Verse of the Day
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up”
(Galatians 6:9, NLT)

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There was a story back in the 1800s about a group of explorers who got lost in the middle of a desert.

After using up their water supply, then began to dig under the sand in hopes of finding water.

But unfortunately none of them were able to find any, and none survived the ordeal.

Several years later, it was found out that there was indeed water just a few feet below the spot where they were digging. If they hadn’t given up, they would’ve been able to drink fresh water to their heart’s content.

The same can be said about doing good, particularly in relation to today’s Scripture.

Whenever you are struggling with life, or having a bad break at your career, or having a difficult time with a relationship, you are simply experiencing a dry spell.

Don’t quit. Dig. Rake in the soil and dig like there’s no tomorrow because you never know when the Lord shall shower you with His favor and blessings, whose arrival into your life is only a matter of time.

Keep digging until you tap in to the well of the Lord’s goodness!

In Him,
Don and Dawn

Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win (By Fenny West)

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You Beat the Odds
When many did not
In the ‘First Race’
To reached the goal.

 

You faced many hurdles
But you beat them all
Despite the challenges
You kept on going.

 

Yes, you kept pressing on
Till you burst through.
A new life began
You disembarked in the earth.

 

And now you still face the odds
And all around is darkness
You are tempted to pack it in.
Winners never quit, winners never win.

 

 

Cast Down but Unconquered

7     But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

8     We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed — Seeing the Invisible

16   Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

17   For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

2Cor4:7-9,16-18

9     But as it is written: ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1Cor2:94

 

God’s Everlasting Love

31   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

33   Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

34   Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35   Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36   As it is written: ” For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom.8:28,31-39

©Fenny West2013

Victorious Living

VICTORIOUS LIVING

 

Word for Today Bob Gas

‘Blessed is the man who perseveres…’

JAMES 1:12

 

Here are three keys to victorious living: 1) Perseverance. Dr. G. Campbell Morgan tells of a man whose shop burned to the ground. The next morning he set up shop in the middle of the charred ruins and put up a sign that read, ‘Everything lost except wife, children and hope- business as usual tomorrow morning.’ So get back up again! ‘Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life.’ 2) Purpose. Helen Keller wrote, ‘Many persons have the wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.’ Jesus said, ‘…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…’ (Mark 10:45 NKJV). Don’t pray for a generous heart, practice being generous and your heart will fall into line with your actions. As long as you are a sower, God will give you seed (2 Corinthians 9:10). 3) Perspective. Your disappointment may turn out to be God’s appointment. ‘In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps’ (Proverbs 16:9 NIV). Remember how an oyster makes a pearl? When a grain of sand gets into its shell, the oyster wraps it in layer after layer of beauty until a pearl is formed. The poet wrote: ‘This tale has a moral, for isn’t it grand, what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand? And what couldn’t we do, if we’d only begin, with some of the things that get under our skin.’ Have the right perspective. Try to see God at work in what you are going through today!

That is Why We Never Give Up ( by Rick Warren)

 

 

That is Why We Never Give Up
by Rick   Warren

“That   is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being   renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very   long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will   last forever!”

(2 Corinthians 4:15-17 NLT)

The difference between faithful people   and unfaithful people is unfaithful people give up at the first sign of   difficulty. Faithful people keep on keeping on. Faithful people are determined. Faithful people are diligent. Faithful people are persistent. Faithful people don’t know how to quit. You know how a little acorn becomes an oak tree? An oak tree is just an acorn that refused to give up.

I’m not that smart, but I do know one thing: It is always too   soon to quit. You are never a failure until you quit,   and it’s always too soon to quit. God uses tough times to test our persistence.

When we started Saddleback, I   preached the first sermon to one person: my wife. She thought it was too   long. Thirty-one years later, she’s still saying my sermons are too long!

I thought when we started a church we’d   get a building quickly. We went 15 years without a building. In the first 13   years of this church, we used 79 different facilities. You know how many times I felt like   giving up? Just every Monday morning! But I don’t know how to quit. And God   said, “Rick, if I never give you a building, would you still serve me?” And I   said, “Absolutely!”

Saddleback grew to more than 10,000   people before we built our first building. How would you like to set up and take down a church   for 10,000 people every week? There’s not a lot of glory in that. It’s just   hard work. God uses tough times to test our   persistence.

If you’re going through tough times right now, then this verse   is for you: “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our   spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and   won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs   them and will last forever!” (2 Corinthians 4:15-17 NLT)

God is more interested in what you’re becoming than what’s   happening to you. He often allows trials, troubles, tribulations, and   problems in your life to teach you diligence, determination, and character.   The problem you’re going through right now? It’s a test of your faithfulness.   Will you continue to serve God even when life stinks?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time   we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).

Talk About It

In   what situation are you ready to give up?

– How can you renew your spirit so that you have the strength   to persevere in this situation?

Run your Race of Grace Like Bolt

Run your Race of Grace Like Bolt

 

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Run your Race of Grace like Bolt

Let no lightning or even thunder halt

Run with total determination and focus

Focus on the Author and Finisher-Jesus.

 

Run so well, avoiding every distraction

Run with face as flint despite opposition

Know that you know that God is with you

Know that you know that God is for you.

 

Yes, in this race of grace you may fall

But that is no reason for you to stall

You can get up, dust yourself and go again

With your hands in the hands of Jesus, you can reign.

 

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Know that the table will turn for you to win

So do not give up because of temporary coffin

You are coming out because of the resurrection

You are coming out despite this temporary suppression.

 

Come Holy Spirit; Come Comforter

Come and revive, renew and empower

Without You, I can do nothing

But with you I can do anything.

 

 

 run your race of grace like bolt

This is a gift for you

 

 CROWNS

Striving for a Crown

24   Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25   And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

26   Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

27   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

1Cor9:24-27

 

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Praise Him in the Storm ( by Fenny West)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praise Him in the Storm

Praise Him in the Calm

Prise Him in the Day

Praise Him in the Night

Praise Him on the mountain

Praise Him in the valley

Praise Him in the winter

Praise Him in the Summer.

Praise Him when you are sick

Praise Him when you are well

Praise Him when you are loaded

Praise Him when you are broke.

Praise Him when you have Friends

Praise Him when they are all gone.

Praise Him when you are blossoming

Abounding, prospering, booming, flowering

Praise Him when you are barren, dry, waiting.

Praise him when you are in a pit or prison like Joseph.

Praise Him at all times, no matter the weather- rain or shine.

 

 

1     I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2     My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

3     Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Ps34:1-3

1     Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

2     Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Ps107:1-2

 

20   Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

21   And he said: ” Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

22   In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

Job1:20-22

3    ” For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

Job14:7

35   Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

Heb10:35

3     And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

4     and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

5     Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Rom5

20   according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

Phil1;20

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom8:37-39

 

21   And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

22   Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.

2chro20:21-22

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