Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Final Chapter

If you haven’t read any other chapter make sure to stop what you are doing right now and read it! If you heard my message from Sunday (Mountain Movers Part 3) you know that I talked about “burn out”. I mentioned that I believe burning out is not an option when you are fueled by passion and filled with the spirit of God!

Jentezen opens up this chapter with an incredible example of never burning out by telling a story of a navy seal who was trained to never quit. The training had very little to do with physical fitness and everything to do with mental fitness. To complete the training — quitting could not be an option.

I will never quit...My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If I get knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates...I am never out of the fight.
— The Philosophy of The Navy Seal

Although, we may not have to endure the physical training of a navy seal we have to have that same tenacity to never quit! The enemy will stop at nothing to get us to quit on our God, our church, our marriages, our families, our children, our finances, and in every area. When we are in the midst of the battle we can draw strength from remembering what Jesus did for us. He. Did. Not. Quit. In fact, He would do it all over again for you.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[a] Because of the joy[b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people;[c] then you won’t become weary and give up. - Hebrews 12: 1-3

Let’s determine to never quit this love walk that God desires us to live! Too much is at stake! I have enjoyed reading this book with you. Thank you to each of you have followed along these past two months. I’m excited to jump into a new book with you next week!

March Bookclub

His Healing Power by Lilian B Yeomans, M.D.

Four Classic Books on Healing, Complete in One Volume
Beginning Monday, March 4th with Book One - Healing From Heaven