Don’t quit!

“Don’t quit, even if it costs you your life. Stay there believing. I have a Life-Crown sized and ready for you.” Revelation 2:10b

imageLast night I received a message from a friend who asked for prayer for herself. She had just received a diagnosis no one wants to hear. “I’m ready for what God has in store for me,” she said, “And I’m going to fight this!” I responded, “Yes, my friend, I will pray!”

Later today I will go to the hospital as a volunteer to visit patients and offer prayer and encouragement. This huge “institute of illness” is the last place I want to be after hearing my friend’s news. But I won’t quit … I’ll ask God to take me out of my spiritual slump. I’ll put on a smile and boldly walk into each room and ask the patient, “What brought you in here?” And, perhaps someone will add a bit of humor to the moment by saying, “An ambulance.”

Today my friend will learn what she is facing for treatment. I sent her a message, “May you find God’s peace in all that you learn today…” And, I thought about sending her flowers, but perhaps I’ll get her a pair of boxing gloves for the fight she has begun.

Dear Lord, when we face trying times, put that “don’t quit” determination into our hearts, minds, and souls. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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