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Persistence is an important spiritual quality. Caleb in Joshua 14:6-15 is a good biblical example of this quality. At the age of 40 he brought back a report to Moses according to his convictions that the land God brought them to was just as the Lord had promised. He was out voted in his convictions by eight others, however, Caleb did not change his mind because he said; “I followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.” For another 45 years as the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness he followed God and at age 85 still as vigorous for God as he ever was acquired the land that the Lord had promised with Joshua’s blessing. Don’t miss this, after 45 years he still held onto God’s promise. He never let go of the promise. This is what the Bible calls persistence. When God gives you a promise you should never let go of it! Has God given you a promise? To be accurate, he has given you in his Word 7,457 promises and they are all yours to claim. If you don’t take advantage of them


When I start feeling the poor-poor-pitiful-me state of mind it usually means that there is something wrong with my entire approach to my life’s priorities. They are out of sync. This is when I hear Jesus saying to me, just as he said to Martha in Luke 10:41, “Eddie, Eddie…you just don’t get it do you?” Eddie you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about at this point. Eddie you need to be sitting at my feet and spending time in my presence. Christ-follower here is one of the most important life lessons you can learn if you find yourself living in the poor-poor-pitiful-me syndrome. If you can integrate this spiritual truth into your daily walk, you will rejuvenate your spiritual life, your relationship with God, your relationship with others, and the way you pursue your life’s priorities. This is a must learn: Jesus wants to be loved before he wants to be served. Before you do anything publicly for God you must fellowship with him


There is a phrase that has the power to derail and delay your ability to live up to your potential. It's a lie that we tell ourselves, and it is the number one reason why people never fully get on the path to a new life when life come crashing down. The phrase is “But first.” “Lord, I will follow you, BUT FIRST let me do this one other thing.” Have you ever said this phrase? I know that I have, more times than I can count. For example: “I’m going to get serious about my health and start eating right, BUT FIRST, let me get through month, because it’s the holiday season coming up and family is coming in, and there will be so much food, so I’ll start right after that. Here's the brutal truth. As long as you're saying, "Not now, but first, maybe later," you'll never get around to doing what you know you need to do. And the problem is that we do this in every area of life, in matters much more serious than just our waistline. Jesus said in Luke 9:62, “No one who p


Do you know what it’s like to fail? And then fail again? An then again, again and again? Do you know that feeling? Some people don’t. They don’t know what it’s like to fail again and again because after they fail once or twice, they quit trying. Many people, when confronted with failure just resign themselves to the idea that it will always be this way. No matter how long it has been this way, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Don’t be afraid just go where life is deeper. Jesus said to Peter in Luke 5:4, who after fishing hard all night long and didn’t catch one fish, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” Don’t settle for a life in the shallow water. Even if you have a history of failure, dare to go deep. Dare to hope for something bigger than you have ever experienced in your life. Even if you’ve worked at something all night and your nets have come up empty again and again and again, don’t be afraid to go out into the deep. That’s where Jesus i