Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city..."(Acts 14:20)
They stoned Paul and left him for dead, and the other  disciples stood around, waiting to see if he would get back up. Child of God, if you're waiting for others to come and lift you, it probably won't happen. The first move is up to you - when you make it, God will send others to help. Paul said, "For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn--conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,
We need more believers like Titus with the ministry of encouragement. We give in so quickly. We blame circumstances or we blame others. Adam started it all: "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it." When God asked Eve about it, she blamed the devil! Until you can accept responsibility for yourself, you can't get anywhere with God. Until you can accept correction without resentment, your life will remain on hold. Get up! Your problems aren't unique you're not the first person to fail. Your problem isn't that you fell, it's that you haven't gotten back up!