God has called me to make disciples in a country where persecution against Christians is rampant. What encourages me to be unstoppable?
1-The love of Father to us. We understand deeply that God, allowing some difficulties in our life, will finally turn everything to good. Romans 8:28.
2-The faithfulness of God. We understand He is in control & keeps and protects us.
3- Confidence in God. He wants me to trust Him in all situations. I like to see how God acted in Joseph’s life. God was with him when Joseph was with father and brothers, but He was also with Joseph when he was in prison. God was always with him. Situations changed in Joseph’s life, but God didn’t change and was always near, preserving his life. It helps us understand that whatever happens with us, God is always near us and will never abandon us.
4- The joy of the Lord that is ignited by seeing that our children are Christ followers and we can read & pray & fast with them during difficult times. (Our children have also become key advisors).
5- Heroes from our book help us. Their problems were often severe but they didn’t turn their backs on God. That example is powerful.
6-The Timothys God has helped us grow have become key sources of encouragement and inspiration. We are truly a united, tightly knit team.
All that I have written is simply validation of Phil. 4:13.