Friday, 16 December 2011

Today Reminder - 16 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that you will persevere in your preparation and endure through your trails and challenges. In Jesus Name.

Romans 5:3-6
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.

No pain no gain. In South Africa, rugby is one of our favourite sports. It is always quite an event when teams are up against each other and of course it gets even bigger when South Africa (Springboks) plays against another country. Playing the game is the end result of months of preparing, training and planning. I remember when I was an athlete for South Africa, we had three training sessions a day of 2 hours each. We spend a lot of that time on fitness and endurance and then on technical aspects. We would train the same attack and defence moves for hours on end until it was instinctive and not planned anymore. Preparing for a match takes up a hundred times more time than the actual match. When we run into problems and trials in our life and we are not prepared or spiritually fit, we will struggle. But these problems and trials develop our endurance, it lets us spend more time in prayer and that develops strength. If you look at Jesus before He was arrested, His time in prayer intensified for what awaited Him. He found strength and endurance in prayer. This is your secret weapon in any attack that the enemy can throw in your direction. God gave us His Holy Spirit to guide us and to help us. Let the Holy Spirit be your coach in this season that lies ahead, so that we can be victorious. You remain in my prayers.

Looking forward to a day spend with the family.

Have a great day friend of Jesus.

Romans 5:11 - So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.