Tuesday, 30 June 2009

What's the score at Halftime?

If you were watching the Rugby on Saturday, you would have noticed that the Lions were leading against the Boks at halftime. If you were watching the Brazil - USA Confed Final on Sunday, you would have noticed that the USA were leading 2-0 at halftime. Right? So what impact did this have on the final result? NOTHING!! Both the British Lions and the USA ended up losing the games despite having a good halftime lead.

So, you may be saying 'who cares?' Well, I share this with you in the context of our lives. Today is 'Halftime' for all of us, in a sense. It is the 30th June 2009. We are halfway through 2009. If your life was a akin to a game of sport, what would the score be for you at halftime? Many people have taken massive hits in 09 and have felt the strain of being in the game of life. Some may even feel that they are losing big-time at the halfway mark of this year.

But, as I have already pointed out, the half time score means NOTHING in the context of the whole game. You and I can still come out victorious in this year. We can still turn things around. With Jesus on our side we can push through the complexity of our challenges and we can firmly put our trust in Him. Yes, we will still face a barrage of opposition and it may be tough, but Jesus has promised that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebews 13:5).

Be encouraged as you journey through the next 6 months of 2009. Take a look at 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 for some more words of hope.

I look forward to enjoying the Victory with you.

Living with the Grace of God as our motivation...

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