Never be lacking in zeal but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:11-12
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your word gives me wholesome guidance because I am so prone to laziness, distractedness and defeatism. Like a positive coach it stands beside me and cries “Carry on with the faith and hope of Christ and use up every last moment on earth to prosper the word and reach souls for him.” My purpose is to serve you and your purposes while I have breath and life. Oh God, help me overcome myself to be a positive, pleasing child of God who lives out of the hope you have given us in Christ. Make me patient in affliction and to find my peace in prayer where I lay my concerns at your feet. You have sealed eternity for me. Nothing in this life can take that away.
Pastor Don Patterson
The power to carry on at any moment of our lives comes from above, not from within or without.