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NEVER GIVE UP! APATHY

APATHY-

Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. 2. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness

This is a very dangerous prolonged state of mind.

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Hebrews 2

 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed

to the things which we have heard,

lest at any time we should let them slip.

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NEVER GIVE UP!

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I Samuel 30:1-6

And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters:

but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

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Yay!  Life is good!

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David Recovered All

I Samuel 30:8

 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away:

and David rescued his two wives.

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Philippians 4:13

I can do ALL THINGS through Christ which strengtheneth me!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
 

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Unknown Author

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God’s Promises for the Mind

2 Timothy 1:7

 For God hath not given us the spirit

of

f e a r

but of

P O W E R

and of

L O V E

and of a

S O U N D  M I N D

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Romans 12:2

 And be not conformed to this world:

but be ye transformed by

the RENEWING of your MIND,

that ye may prove what is that

GOOD

and

ACCEPTABLE

and

PERFECT

will of God.

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II Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we walk in the flesh,

we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,

but mighty through God

to the pulling down of strong holds;)

 Casting down

imaginations,

and

every high thing

that exalteth itself against

the knowledge of God,

and bringing into captivity

every thought

to the obedience of Christ;

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Romans 8:6

 For to be carnally minded is death;

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

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Ephesians 4:22-24

 That ye put off concerning the former conversation

the old man,

which is corrupt

according to the deceitful lusts;

 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on

the new man,

which after God is created

in

righteousness

and

true holiness.

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Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

whose mind is stayed on Thee:

because he trusteth in Thee.

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“Feelings come and feelings go,

And feelings are deceiving;

My warrant is the Word of God–

Naught else is worth believing.

 

 

Though all my heart should feel condemned

For want of some sweet token,

There is One greater than my heart

Whose Word cannot be broken.

 

 

 

I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word

Till soul and body sever,

For, though all things shall pass away,

HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER!”

~Martin Luther

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