April 13, 2019: Perseverance


Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

The moment we start to look at the world is the moment that we start losing the race against our flesh. Fear could overtake love, envy could creep in, and pride might destroy our faith. Then we become tired; we want to go back and just forget about everything—this race, our purpose.

When this happen, remember three things that God tells us in Deuteronomy 31:6

1. Be fearless. It says to be strong and take courage. Take a step of faith. Once you have become the son/daughter of God, you already have the same power that raised Jesus from the grave. You are strong. You just have to acknowledge the Holy Spirit in you, and use that great power.

2. Focus on God. The verse says “He is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you.” He is beside us to walk with us. He is ahead of us to prepare our path, and He is also behind us so He could protect us from the sly of the enemy. And He is there so that there will be no way for us to look at others while we run our own race. The moment we gaze upon others, our momentum is already disturbed, which might cause us to stumble over envy. Yet God doesn’t want that for us. As much as possible, He wants us to finish the race, strong, faithful and right on time.

April 13 2019

3. Be secured in Him. One thing that pulls us away from God is when we tend to find security apart from Him. We take pride from achievements, people, and material things, which we thought could secure us. Yet in this verse, God elucidated that He will never leave us defeated, lost, and weary in the battle. He assures us that because other things apart from Him will always fail to give us lasting security.

So be strong in the Lord because nothing could go wrong with Him.

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