“Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.” – Matt. 7:7 (Amp)
“…men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” –Luke 18:1 (NKJV)
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” –James 5:16 (NKJV)
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ” –Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
” So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” –Hebrews 10:36-36 (NLT)
Are you struggling to lay hold of the promises of God? Could it be that you’re focusing your energy on the wrong thing?
“This is the work of God, that you believe …” –John 6:29 (NKJV)
“For only those who believe can enter his rest.” –Hebrews 4:3 (NLT)
“For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest.” –Hebrews 4:10-11 (NLT)
In striving, we struggle and strain to lay hold of promises that are already ours. In rest, His promises lay hold of us.
And when that happens …
Quitting is never an option.