Beyond the Weekend

June 26 | Keeping On

June 26, 2015

Text: Philippians 3.12-14

People often look for, and find, courage when a big crisis occurs. But it’s not as easy in the mundane and routine things, especially when we’re tired, anxious, and stressed. Being a follower of Christ brings joy and peace, but it can also push us out of our comfort zone. Continuing to do what’s right can be exhausting. It can feel easier and safer to quit.

In Acts 14 Paul and Barnabas model consistent and courageous faith. Over and over they find controversy and resistance wherever they preach. They’re physically assaulted and often have to flee for their lives. Yet they keep on keeping on. Paul says, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (Philippians 3.13).

Today as you spend time with God, ask him to meet you where you are, with his strength, wisdom, and stamina. Regardless of circumstances, commit to keeping on as you listen to “Good Fight” by Unspoken.

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