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Friday, July 12, 2013

Flying with no failure, part 2

Here is the second part of Brenda's Thursday's Word this week.

The Apostle Paul experienced one failure after another. (2 Corinthians 11:24-30). Paul gives a litany of failures…hardships, persecutions and pain. He could said, I’ve been down for the count of 9, but I’m getting up.” “I’ve been knocked down but I’m not out.”   (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. You will soon realize that there is always somebody worse off than you, and from that understanding you find strength to be victorious and carry on in even the toughest situations.”
We all need to see failures from God’s perspective. If failure and change causes us to look up and make new commitments and surrender to the Lord – then we can praise His Holy name.  In Christ you have His promise: “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Even in the valley of the shadow of death you have the promise: “I will be with you.”
 "Don't let success go to your head, and don't let failure go to your heart!"

~~~ Bishop Dale Bronner

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