Saturday, June 30, 2012

"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—" (Proverbs 6:10, NKJV)
You sit in your car on a cold evening with the heater on the motor running; the next day they find you dead behind the wheel.  Carbon monoxide doesn’t warn you.  It makes you a little drowsy…then a little more drowsy…then you sleep…then you die.
Is this the story of your spiritual life?  You gradually lose your energy and slowly yet surely the motivation subsides.  Before you realise it you are spiritually dead.
The apostle Paul said, "And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." (Romans 13:11-12, NKJV)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair (2 Corinthians 4:8, NKJV)

Walt Disney went broke seven times and had a nervous breakdown before he became successful. At age 40 Henry Ford was broke. Enrico Caruso, who became one of the world's greatest tenors, was advised by his voice teacher to quit singing because he failed so many times to carry his high notes. Thomas Edison failed more than 6,000 times before he could get an electric light bulb to work, one of his teachers once called him a dunce. Abraham Lincoln was well known for his many failures but became one of America's most beloved presidents. And Albert Einstein and Werner von Braun both flunked courses in mathematics. History is filled with similar stories.

Failure is not a dead end street.  It may well be your stepping stone to something better, greater and wonderful.  Don’t despair