“I Will Not Quit”

“I Will Not Quit”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

There’s a common thread between Peter, Paul, and David.  All three men in the Bible have drive.  They did not know how to give up.  They did not know how to quit.  All three had a fire inside of them, making them mighty weapons for the Kingdom of God.  These are characteristics we should strive for as Christians:  determination, passion, and boldness.

Romans 1:16 (NIV)
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

In the Bible, it’s clear the people chose Saul to be King, but God chose David.  The people based their decision on the way Saul looked.  And, people do the same thing today: judging others on outward appearances.  Instead, God looks at the heart.  David was a shepherd boy and he didn’t look like royalty, but God saw something special inside of him.

God doesn’t need cowards in the Kingdom.  It may sound harsh, but it’s true.  Before deciding to live a life for Jesus Christ, we had no problem being bold for the enemy:  hanging out the club all night, drinking, hopping into bed with someone… etc.  If we were bold for Satan back then, we should be even more bold for the Lord now.  As you can see in the following scriptures, Peter was one of the disciples who boldly trusted Jesus:

Matthew 14:25-29 (NIV) Jesus Walks in Water
During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.  When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified.  ”It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.  But Jesus immediately said to them, “Take courage!  It is I.  Don’t be afraid.”  ”Lord, if it is you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  ”Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

It motivates God when we show how courageous we are.  David is a prime example of someone who didn’t fear anyone except God.

1 Samuel 17:24 (NIV)  David & Goliath
When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear.

Goliath was a giant, but David wasn’t afraid because he knew his God was greater than anything else.

Something to think about: If you know people who mock God, pay close attention to where they live, what they drive, what they wear… because God says he will prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies (Psalm 23).  The Lord will raise you above your enemies and He’ll do it on purpose just to show off!  But remember, God doesn’t promote you for any old reason. He does it so that He can get the glory.  Be a bold believer in Christ and the Lord will use you in mighty ways!

1 Comment

  1. Ernest Bannister |

    Thanks for this amazing message, Amie! This has motivated me to be a better Christian and a better person overall! Fear to me is no longer an option. Miss you!

    EB

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