Pressing on 1
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pressing on 1
A CALL OF ENDURANCEThe Essence ofPressing On,the Art of Endurance
ENDURANCE-PRESSINGON-……we know thatsuffering producesperseverance;perseverance, character; andcharacter, hope. Andhope does notdisappoint us………Rom 5:3,4,5
Pressing on through the storms of life.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow ofdeath, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod andyour staff, they comfort me. Ps 23:4
Finding Strength To Press On Through The Drought.For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends itsroots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But itsleaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year ofdrought Nor cease to yield fruit. Jer 17:8
Foundation – The Roots That Hold On Windy DaysThe LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; myGod is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shieldand the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Ps 18:2
Living life - Beautifully differentI praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfullymade; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Ps 139:14
Why press on?• What for heavens sake are you on earth forother than to live to be the best of you?• To live the essence of your purpose/calling.• We are accountable to witnesses – family,workmates• we will be required to pass on the baton.• To finish what you have started.• We are born fighters who fight our way todestiny.
Endurance producesJoy to spice your days.Experience in the art oflife.Consistency of character.Refinement of vision.Discipline of passion.Be fruits perseverance. strengthens one’sresolve. empowers the heart towait.It broadens the eye view. Creates focus to issues
Above all else, guard your heart, for itis the wellspring of life.• Faith, Hope and Love.• Keep on smiling! Even inlaughter the heart may ache.Pro14:13• Peace of mind. The life of thebody is a heart at peace, but envyrots the bones. Pro 14:40• A heart of gratitude. Butgodliness with contentment is greatgain. 1 Tim 6:6• Humility – The Lord is a lifter of thehumble. James 4:10• Prayer - The prayer of a righteous manis powerful and effective. James 5:16What to let go:• Resentment/bitterness/bile.See to it that no one comes short ofthe grace of God; that no root ofbitterness springing up causes trouble,and by it many be defiled. Heb 12:15• Vengeful spirit – "It is mine toavenge; I will repay,” says theLord. Heb 10:30• Arrogance/pride - The pride ofman humbles him, And humility ofspirit upholds honor. Pro 29:23• Fear - God did not give us aspirit of fear, but of power, andof love, and of a sound mind.2 Tim 1:7What to hold on:
THE FOUR TESTSOF ENDURANCE1. The Test Of Time.2. The Test OfMotivation.3. The Test OfPurpose4. The Test OfCommitment.