Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up by John BevereRe•lent•less (ri lent/lis): an attitude or posture that is resolute, uncompromising, persistent, unyielding, constant, unstoppable, ruthless. The opposite of slacken, waver, or concede.
If ever there was a need for followers of Jesus to be resolute in purpose, uncompromising for truth, persistent in faith, unyielding in hope, constant in love, and unstoppable in advancing the kingdom…it’s now! God is ruthless in His love and pursuit of us; it’s time for His Bride to reflect the same passion.
John Bevere explores how people of Bible times and today became relentless: John the Baptist spent years living in a barren desert. Jesus endured hardship in a desolate wilderness of temptation. Both men emerged strong in the “power of the Spirit,” relentless in not just getting through challenges but in ruling over their circumstances. Ultimately, they succeeded in their God-given life mission.
In Relentless, you’ll learn how even seemingly impossible situations were never meant to stop you but to propel you forward in your journey. Discover in these biblically grounded truths how you can thrive no matter what your season of life.
How you begin is not nearly as important as how you finish. Embrace your trials and become relentless!
Questions for reflection and discussion included!
Not Giving Up
What does the Bible say about? And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Are you trying to figure out and understand everything that has been happening in your life but you can't? Are the situations in your life right now not making sense to you despite knowing the plans of God for your life? Are you tired and almost want to give up? The first thing that you should probably do is to stop understanding, stop trying to figure out and let go. Let go of all the blurry thoughts and situations in life that don't make any sense because you are not going to understand them all at once. Proverbs 3 verse 5 says that we are not to rely on our own understanding but to simply trust in the Lord. God knows what He is doing and He is the first Person that you can surely trust.
Father, thank you for Jesus' ability to put your truth into everyday stories. Thank you for the truths that the stories carry and the power that they have in our memories. Thank you for giving so much of your truth in Scripture in the form of stories.
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Have you ever had someone give up on you? A teacher who felt that you would never understand Algebra II? Never has. Here are five reasosn God will never give up on you. God put you on this journey to success. He will never give up on you. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus.
No matter how hard we pray, at times it can feel like God is taking an eternity to show up and do something about our circumstances. When we experience affliction — whether it's the death of a family member, the pain of divorce, or the heartbreak of a disobedient child — the author of Romans tells us to be patient. Pray earnestly. God can work anything out for our good and His glory. The Bible promises if we will persevere, we will see a return on our investment.
Never give up! How often do we hear great athletes say this in their interviews, "we kept on fighting and never gave up. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb because he was persistent and he never let his failures get the best of him or discourage his efforts. Through out history we remember and honor those people who "never gave up. Hebrews 11, the faith chapter is really about people who never gave up, what did they have that GOD would record them and honor them in HIS Book. Noah building the ark, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and even King David - these men with their own stories and different circumstances never gave up, they are remembered.