Shake It Off
Up-Dated - Friday, December 06, 2013
Ac 28:15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
Paul was able to shake off the adversity and take heart in the brethren.
"if you are sinning more, you are enjoying it
less." Lee Patton
Lu 17:1 ¶ Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
There are 4 Fears
Some fears keep us back
Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
Realize that Storms do pass on by
Ps 30:5 "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Ps 126:5 "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
2Co 4:17 "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"
* Moses was upset with the disbelief of the people.
Lu 16:9 "when ye fail"
Benefit from Failures
Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
1 Peter 2:19 "For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully."
20 "For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God."
Endure with Character
2 Cor 12:9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
God is glorified in our weakness
* Give it to God