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Friday, July 22, 2005


And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. - Gal 6:9. ESV

I have had this poem... Don't Quit, in my possession for many years, and when times get tough, as they often do for Christians, I pull it out and have a look at it; I don’t know who wrote it, but it’s amazing how much it encourages me to continue the fight.

Many people think that encouragers don’t need to be encouraged, but they do, even Barnabas (Son of encouragement) was discouraged... And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. - Gal 2:13.

The encouragement ministry is a wonderful ministry to be involved in, and through it all, the Lord is gracious to us! Be encouraged...

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high
and you want to smile but you can only sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!

Life is strange with it's twists and turns
as everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a person turns about
When he would have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seem slow,
you may succeed with another blow!

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the Victor's cup.
And he learned too late when the night came down
how close he was to the Golden Crown!

Success is failure turned inside out
So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit.
It is when things seems worst,
– Source unknown.

Loving Father, I thank you for the encouragement that I receive from your word and your people. Help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to encourage others and not to take it for granted that they are ok, just because they say so. In Jesus wonderful and awesome name, I pray! Amen!


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