Press On, Overcomer!

Hosea 6:3 Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.

Oh to say, I overcame and was found faithful!

This is what I hope for in a world that gives me every reason to give up. 

When life is dark and we wonder, “What is the point of all this?”;  when the very air we breathe feels oppressive; when we are depressed and see little hope for the future, Hosea urges from his prophetic pages,

Press on.”

We can almost hear him encouraging us like a marathon coach.  You can do it.  Keep going!  Overcome!  Be found faithful!

The sun will come out tomorrow and if it doesn’t, Jesus is coming to bring you home.  In the meantime, let us acknowledge the Lord.  Let us press on to acknowledge Him.

You see, whether the government is open or closed; whether the debt ceiling is raised or remains the same; whether I have health insurance or pay for healthcare as I go, my hope isn’t in anything this world has to offer.  It makes little difference.  If America careens toward division and demise, I still want to be found faithful… to God.  If it means I am ostracized, laughed at, or ridiculed, God will get the last laugh when He comes to judge.

I was thinking about this after Monday’s offering posted.  When Judah was carried off into captivity by the Babylonians, there were some in the tribe of Judah who had not turned from worshiping God.  Daniel was one of those.  Even in exile, he pressed on.  He was an overcomer.

Luke 18:7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” 

I hope He’ll find it in me.  I hope He’ll find it in you.  Press on, Overcomer!

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Categories Articles, Articles and Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on October 15, 2013

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