Sometimes I want to scream, “Lord, just how many lions and bears are out there with my name and address?” Jesus knows the difficulty of persevering. I pray a fresh impartation of His grace flood your being now. May His grace strengthen you to reach beyond exhaustion from battle, to reach beyond anger, beyond fear and doubt. May He enable you to get a deep breath and stir new determination to persevere. (2Sam.22:33) —Kathy
If we are tired and ignore tired and do not resolve tired, we can slide into weariness. Then our attitude is affected. Like in an airplane, the wrong attitude will change the final outcome. Attitude that is off a few degrees will influence our decisions and choices, causing them to miss the mark by a few degrees. That can lead to disappointment, despair and even desperateness. Recognize the first signs of tiredness and take a break for rest. It is during those times the Holy Spirit can redefine “well doing” if necessary. If you get to the “weary” phase you can miss the harvest, you can miss the good results simply because you have lost focus and are not looking. “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” (Gal.6:9, Amp) — Kathy Gabler
As the people of God assemble today, may they not give up on the promises and enablements of God for them and may they not give up on one another’s promises, gifts and callings. ”So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” (Gal.6:9, Msg)
May hope arise within the hearts of weary ones and may dreams be revived in the lives of discouraged ones, and may they lift their hands and declare on clear voices that our God does not forget His covenant or His mercies to a thousand generations. May the Lord do a redeeming work in you that He may bring forth through your life what He intended from the beginning. May He redeem and restore everything that the enemy has tried to destroy in you.
(Deut.4:31, GW) “The LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not abandon you, destroy you, or forget the promise to your ancestors that he swore he would keep.” We are praying you discover daily that merciful God has not abandoned you.
Some people think about infirmity like this, ‘With my track record, I probably deserve this; besides, everybody has their cross to bear.’ (If we think like that, we need to find a way to bleach our brain!) Your cross in life is your purpose, not your predicament! God’s will is never that someone be born for sickness or trouble. That’s sick thinking, death-curse thinking and our God is Life! By the way, one of the essential aspects of choosing life is to know your God’s character, not just His Word and His Principles, but His Heart, because that is what enables us to trust Him.
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Continuing to Choose Life“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 19 Issue 6. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
If you are battle-weary, I believe the new year, 2014, will bring welcomed changes. I’m not implying battles will stop suddenly and everybody goes on vacation. I’m saying many long-term battles will end because you finally win. “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around” (MSG, Pro 13:12). I expect some sudden good breaks in the year to come.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy’s article “Mature Son Results” * SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 6)
In this 2 min. audio encouragement Kathy
declares: “Your Redeemer lives and He is
able to buy back time that the locusts have eaten.”
CLICK ON THIS LINK to listen: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-14T04_56_06-07_00