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Stand up for Jesus!

Are You Weary in Well Doing?

          This morning I spent some time reading God’s word and praying. I noticed in two separate devotional booklets, (which are unrelated), that they gave the same scripture reference of Isaiah 40:31 for the day. 

          “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” 

          I figured there was something that God wanted me to learn from this. I thought about how exhausted we become at times, not only physically, but mentally. As we try to live the Christian life and be a witness, we are bombarded by those who ridicule us for taking a Biblical stand on the issues of the day. They do not care what the Bible says, they have their own opinions. 

          When we attempt to show the love of Christ, it is often misconstrued and maligned as if we are evil. They accuse us of having selfish motives, and our words and actions are twisted to discredit our testimony. 

          Should we just give up, and allow the world to dominate our lives? What can we do? We must wait upon the Lord and follow His leading. We know He has promised to be with us and “never leave or forsake us.” 

          We need to continue to do God’s work as Christ’s followers. We need to stand for what is right. The word instructs us in Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast, therefore in the liberty with which Christ hath made us free…” The translation in Greek for this is: “ to stand and keep on standing.” There are many other scriptures as well which tell us to “stand fast.” It is not a onetime thing. It is a way of life for the follower of Christ. If we do not, there will be no witness to the world of the grace of God. 

          As we continue to be faithful witnesses, God will give us the strength to “run and not be weary” as we keep on standing for Him. 

Prayer: Father have mercy on us and our Nation. Help us to persevere with your help. Amen

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