Dear Eyebrow Burners,
It is God who arms me with strength:
and makes my way perfect
She Did Not Quit: She Crawled
Crawl if you have to but do not quit. With a slow but determined drag she lifted her rear-end into the air; with her head still rather low to the ground, she pushed past the cry of her body to remain defeated in collapse mode. She refused the wheelchair the medical team offered her, but instead she crawled the 50 meters to her “own” personal victory. Suddenly screams and cheers erupted from the crowd not for the one in first-place but for Hyvon the one who defeated the driving cry of her body to quit. Ngetich was third in place but in reality she won the race. Crawl if you have to but do not quit.
The Boy Who Refused to Quit Became King
The Old Testament Scripture 1 Samuel tells us about King Saul’s efforts to kill David the Shepherd Boy, the one whom God anointed to be Saul’s successor. Despite Saul’s psychotic attempts as he hunted down David, and despite the gripping fear David had as he fled Saul, the despot, David knew that it was in God alone he found the drive to keep going. In Psalm 18 verse 32 he wrote that it was God who armed him with strength and made his way perfect. David recognized that he was no match for the position, power, and prowess of King Saul. Militarily, David was out-numbered; out-powered and out- equipped. Nevertheless, David knew that that the same God who delivered him from the Lion and the bear (1 Samuel 17:37); the same God who gave him victory over Goliath (1 Samuel 17); the same God who through whom he conquered his tens of thousands (1 Samuel 18: 6, 7) was the same God who would deliver him from psychotic murderous Saul.
Do Not Quit Call On Jesus
Eyebrow Burners there are times you will have to wait upon the Lord to renew your strength. When you do, He will fill you to walk, to run and to not give in (Isaiah 40:31). He will enable you to be strong and courageous and not be afraid (Deut. 31:6). Please remember that The LORD is your strength and your shield . . . He will help you (Psalm 28:7).Believer all may not have the inner determined drive of a Ngetich, but we do have that all-surpassing power of Jesus Christ within us. The ICB version of the scriptures says of 1 John 4:4 “My dear children, you belong to God. So you have defeated them because God’s Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, which is in the world”. Of course, there are times you want to throw up your hands and give up. But I am here today to tell you, if you have to crawl through
the problem; If you have to creep through the hell you are going through; if you have to drag your reluctant body, mind and spirit to the very end; then do it! How can you do it? Call upon Jesus for Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Eyebrow Burner, you call upon Jesus! Crawl if you have to, but do not quit!
Crawl If You Have to but Do not Quit
Get up and fight, crawl and fight, creep and fight, drag your discouraged self to the bitter end and fight! You fight not in your strength but, in the strength of our Lord and Christ.
“So you have defeated them because God’s Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, which is in the world”. (1 John 4:4)
Eyebrow Burners, and Investors in the ministry of DBM, Thank you for faithfully remembering DBM in your giving. We are excited to see what our Lord will unfold for DBM this year and He is using you to help make it happen. Please continue to read to see what your giving is doing to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth.
With Much Appreciation And A Humbled Heart,
Pastor Donna Baptiste