Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Don't Give Up...

Easy to do...give up. Lately I’ve had visions of just giving up—work, responsibilities, church. Death, illness, depression will do that to you, at least for just a little while. It will take the wind right out of your sails. Since my grandmother died about a week ago, I’ve wanted to do nothing but sit in front of the TV and watch re-runs of House and Chuck waiting for the new shows to start!

But we can’t just give up. God calls us to abundant living, to go, to make disciples, to teach, to love. To do...not to sit! I know, I know, we need a little relaxing, too. But not 24/7!

The writer of Hebrews encourages us, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25)

Today I encourage you not to give up...and in encouraging you, I'm encouraging myself. So, don’t give up meeting, don’t give up being creative, don’t give up on your dreams, don’t give up on your work, your home or your loved-ones. Because the Day is approaching. Encourage one another, pray for one another, love one another, forgive one another. Never give up!

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