Are you feeling a bit rattled lately? Or maybe you’re running out of steam. You know what you have to do, but you’re tempted to give up. It all just seems like too much sometimes, right?
Remember, you don’t get anywhere by doing everything at once. The work, trials, suffering and actions are all part of the journey. And each step is another opportunity to trust more in God.
When things get shaky, take a moment and stop. Look at the big picture. Think about God’s plan for salvation in your life. Get things done, one-by-one, and move forward. If you don’t get to it all, keep going. Don’t give up trying. Your effort counts.
Seek the Lord with intensity. Cry out to him and he will deliver all you need.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
PRAYER TO STAY ON TRACK
Oh heavenly Lord,
I know what I must do, but I feel unsteady. I’m tempted to give up. Won’t you help me?
Pour over me, oh Lord, your mercy and goodness. Reveal to my heart once again how much you love me.
Open the memory of my soul. Remind me how Christ came to lift me out of sin and set me free in life.
Give me confidence in the Spirit that guides me and goes before me to cast out the enemy and prepare the way.
Give me a steady mind and courage like steel to face the challenges here, today, now.
Jesus is the Way, The Truth and the Life.
May I follow and glorify him, my King, my Lord.
In the name of Jesus,