Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rising Again

Dunny getting up
While working my way through Proverbs, I was often encouraged and challenged.  I want to share with you one last note of encouragement from this book.  Proverbs 24:16 says, "For the righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity."  In our Christian walk, we will have times of trials, difficulties, and failures.  If we want to be true women of God, we have to pick ourselves up and keep going.  In the end we want to be able to echo Paul's words: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7).  This is part of the reason for Melissa and Helene's focus on the Spiritual disciplines this month.  When we make prayer, meditation, reading, and the others consistently part of our life, it is easier to rise again when we fall.  Also hopefully those falls will be fewer and farther in between when we are staying close to the Father, which is really what the spiritual disciplines are all about.  Please share below what helps you to rise again when you fall. 
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE(R), Copyright(c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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