Hebrews 10:36 (NLT) Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
The Month of August is the eighth month of the year 2014, the number Eight in scripture represents New Beginning or Fresh start! These words remind us that when we persevere, we will eventually receive the rewards which God has promised us. What’s required is perseverance, not perfection. I wonder at this point in the year can you use a New Beginning or a Fresh Start?
Life’s occasional setbacks are simply the price that we must pay for our willingness to take risks as we follow our dreams. But even when we encounter bitter disappointments, we must never lose faith.
When we face hardships, God stands ready to protect us. Our responsibility, of course, is to ask the Lord for protection. When we call upon the Lord in heartfelt prayer, Our God will answer-at the Divine time and according to His own plan-and the Lord will do His part to heal us. We, of course, must do our part, too.
And, while we are waiting for God’s plans to unfold and for the Divine healing touch to restore us, we can be comforted in the knowledge that our God can overcome any obstacle, even if we cannot.
Point to ponder: Remember that failure isn’t permanent, unless you fail to get up. So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and trust God. Today is a New Beginning and a Fresh start for your life!
Quote Warren Wiersbe – “No matter how badly we have failed, we can always get up and begin again. Our God is the God of new beginnings”.
Prayer- Dear Lord, thank you for new beginnings. Give us today the courage to not be afraid to try because we are often afraid of failing. We acknowledge that we can do all things through You who strengthens us and that includes picking ourselves up when we have failed. In the strong name of Jesus, Amen!
In His Love,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.