Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Winning Attitude

Let's imagine if Paul gave up his mission to spread the Gospel ( Good News).  He initially had challenges at the onset. He wasn't a large presence, in fact he was short, soft voice, blended in. No Dale Carnegy orator standards by any means. He was blinded, stoned, threw in prison many times. In fact he died in prison. But he was persistent in spreading Gods word. To pagans, to anyone who gave a listening ear. In fact he honed his craft well enough that some of the aristocrates of the day listened. He wrote excellent letters honoring God sending them out to the " churches" of the day. So yes he had a winning attitude and the other nice thing is, he paid it forward by teaching his apprentices to carry on spreading that same " good news"
Romans 11: 18-20
18do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. 19You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in." 20Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;…