Category Archives: Effort

· November 17, 2015

And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
Luke 19:3,4 (ESV)

Let us seek Jesus with this kind of diligence and passion.

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· June 24, 2015

I replied, “But my work all seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose at all. Yet I leave it all in the LORD’s hand; I will trust God for my reward.”
Isaiah 49:4 (NLT)

Sometimes the fruit of our labor doesn’t show itself when or where we expect it. Be patient. Trust God to use your efforts in a way that is most effective for both you and the kingdom.

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· November 18, 2014

And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
Luke 19:2-4 (ESV)

Let us be bold, willing to tackle our shortcomings at all costs in order to see Jesus!

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· November 17, 2014

“What do you want me to do for you?”
Luke 18:41a (ESV)

Sometimes what seems like the easiest question to answer actually takes a long time to. Do you know what you need God to do for you? Ask.

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· November 7, 2014

But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.
Philippians 3:13b (ESV)

Let us learn from the past, and move on to what lies ahead.

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· November 5, 2014

Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.
Matthew 13:5,6

It is vital that the roots of your character are planted deeply. Surround yourself with wise council and stay accountable so that you don’t wither and scorch under pressure.

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· November 3, 2014

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3,4 (ESV)

Follow these instructions.

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· October 27, 2014

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)

These very simple actions go a long way.

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· October 22, 2014

Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.”
Luke 12:48b (NLT)

Do not take lightly what has been entrusted to you.

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· October 15, 2014

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.
Galatians 5:22,23 (NLT)

Surrender control and submit to the Holy Spirit controlling your life so that this kind of fruit is produced in you.

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