“Further and Faster”
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 NKJV
THINGS DON’T HAPPEN TO YOU, THEY HAPPEN FOR YOU!!
“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7 NLT
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” Rom 5:3-4 NLT
KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON THE PROMISE, NOT THE PROGRESS!!
“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philip 3:13-14 NLT
“Then the angel told him, ‘Get dressed and put on your sandals.’ And he did. ‘Now put on your coat and follow me,’ the angel ordered.” Acts 12:8 NLT
GREAT STRUGGLES’S ARE FOLLOWED BY GREATER BLESSINGS!!
“…they cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes so large that it took two of them to carry it on a pole between them!” Num 13:23 NLT
“You will not enter and occupy the land I swore to give you. The only exceptions will be Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.” Num 14:30 NLT
Life Group Questions:
Was there ever a moment in life or ministry that you felt like throwing in the towel?? What caused you do to dig deeper and what was the result??
Share of a time when God allowed something to happen “FOR” you and not just “TO” you.
Why is it important to keep our past behind us?? How is it beneficial to keep our focus on His promise and not the progress??
From January to now, how has God surprised you and accelerated an area in your life?? Share.