Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Cord of Three Strands

We all seek purposefulness in our lives. This desire for purpose within all of us is fulfilled to some degree by the job we hold or a title we have achieved. But what happens when our assumed purpose has driven us to the likeness of a dog that chases his tail, spinning oneself to dizzy state of unawareness and futility.

It seems unjust when failure strikes because we have worked so hard to produce an outcome of success. However, we must remember, failure is success turned inside out. Babe Ruth struck out many more times than he actually hit home runs, but is known as one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. So we must never, never, never quit as Winston Churchill once stated for we never know when or how success will appear had we stuck it out!

Unfortunately, defeat will come with taunts and lies from Satan who tries earnestly to make us believe we can never make a difference in a world which boasts in its evil ways. Fortunately, the victory is alreaday ours through Christ Jesus. So let us keep up the good fight as Paul tells Timothy and lift the chin of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ with encouragement for one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, but a cord of three strands is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12).


Leon Basin said...

What an amazing banner, just lovely.

Dina said...

Great post to start the New Year!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Shannon,
We must never, never, never quit!!! I like this quote and it is indeed a much needed reminder to us all . It also is a wonderful cheer, to cheer on our spirit as we go forth mightly in the Lord this 2009. Thank you for stopping by, I am always so excited and blessed to meet a another sister in the Lord. I know we can learn alot from one another, also as sister encouraging other sisters. I was excited about started an online devotion on Pursuing Stillness, a struggle I hope to overcome in 2009, I know it will take patience, waiting, and alot of Discipline on my part, but I'm ready for haul lol. I'm glad I found your blog through your comment.

Hugz Lorie