Morning Coffee 12/2/14 Eyes On The Prize (Five Crowns): Crown Of Life
Hello Family! We are continuing our series on the five crowns that await us in eternity! The next crown is a crown of Life.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:2-4 NLT)
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12NLT)
Stand and endure my brothers and sisters. Whether you are 18 or 118, temptations will come and continue to come until we are called home. This is no sprint but a marathon, so don’t be surprised we you get through one temptation and another is right behind it. Sometimes you may feel like giving up (I feel like that sometimes!) But we cannot quit, we have come too far to give up. What benefit is there in turning your back on perusing Christ? There is none! You are not alone in your battles, I am with you and so are many other believers around the world! They are also striving for their crown of life!
I want you to do something; I am doing this as well. Erase the word quit from your vocabulary. We do not quit, we keep going until God says come home. Hold fast to your faith in Christ and keep your eyes on Him. NEVER QUIT! NEVER TAP OUT! A crown of Life is waiting in eternity, aim for it!
Much Love & God Bless
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Music to Listen to: Israel And Newbreed – Still Standing