Tuesday, May 30, 2017

God Wins When We Don't Give Up

Three days in a row kayaking has fortified me for the spiritual battle at the abortion center today. Praise God it was closed for Memorial Day. Ironic isn't it? It closed to honor those who have died for our country and then reopened the next day to kill those our country seems to have forgotten. Honor sacrifice one day and then sacrifice honor the next.

On my way to the river yesterday to kayak, I heard the tail end of a great sermon. It said that Satan only wins if we give up. Keep doing right and keep fighting discouragement. God wins when we persevere.

I believe this is true. We are not responsible for the results, but we are responsible to be faithful in our obedience to God's call. 

While thinking these thoughts, I made it further upriver than I have ever gone. I saw a stretch of homes along the water, and knew I was not far from the dam where I have been told Bald Eagles reside. The goal was nearly in sight! Who knew when I might have enough time to kayak that far again? As I was pushing forward against the strengthening current, a jet ski made a wide loop and then headed straight for me. I screamed, waving my arms, and he veered to shore, laughing.

He shouted that he had forgotten something on shore, and wasn't trying to hit me. Maybe. Maybe not. His laughter at my fear disturbed me.

I turned around and headed back down-river. The goal in sight, and I turned back. Of course, when I was safely back at shore, I regretted that decision. What had I missed because I hadn't pressed on?

It might be crowded on the killing field today. The abortion center lost one day of babies dying this week. Today will probably be catch-up day. Sadly, we notice a shift in demographics at the center when the college kids come home for the summer.

Please pray that our Cities4Life team would persevere and bring the beckoning joy of Jesus to that awful place. Please pray that He will capture their hearts, all our hearts, to submit our lives to Him and not to the passing, illusory pleasures of sin and temptations of this world. Please pray that we will all press on to the goal that is in Christ Jesus, and not give up.
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Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

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