STAY – Five-Minute Fridays

Stay

The work of God is this – to believe in the One He has sent.

Linking to Lisa Jo’s Five-Minute Fridays with the word STAY.

The first thing I thought when I heard that word today – was Stay the Course. And then I thought – what does that mean? Where did it come from?

Wikipedia says:

Stay the course” is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism.”

And a free on-line dictionary says:

“to continue doing something, even when it is difficult”

When I think of that term I think of what I need to do as a Christian. We are in a battle – “a battle that is not of this world”. We need to pursue the goals of Christ no matter what the obstacles.

Sometimes that is very difficult when we live in this world. We try to live the beatitudes; we try to love God and our neighbour. But it is a battle to do the right thing all the time. Do you feel that way?

“because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:3 NIV).

Once again “I” get into the picture. I live with me. And I sometimes don’t see things the way Christ would want me to see them.

The more I learn and study, though, it becomes clearer at least what Christ wants me to do. Then I have to “stay the course” and just do it.

Blessings to all who love Christ and for being on this journey with me,

Jan

Five-Minute Fridays

One of my favourite praise songs. Desperation Band “Counting on God”.

Words: “We are in a battle that’s not of this world”.

 

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8 thoughts on “STAY – Five-Minute Fridays

    1. JanisCox Post author

      It is a song from our church down here in Arizona. I just love it… I can sing it wherever I go. I think there was another song a long time ago when I first came to Christ (well 11 years :)) that was from the Desperation Band – I will try to find it – it really made an impact on me, too.
      Blessings and thanks for commenting.
      Jan

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  1. Beverly

    It was wonderful to read about your thoughts upon reading the word, stay for Five Minute Friday link up. Thank you for incorporating scripture into your post! -Beverly B

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  2. RaZella

    Hi, I’m dropping in from FMF. I really enjoyed this. It is a battle we are in, and sometimes, it’s a battle with ourselves to simply stay the course! Loved reading this, thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Thanks RaZella,
      Definitely it is a battle. I love the song… Counting on God and when I say the words, “It’s a fight not physical, and not of this world.” I am reminded again and again that this isn’t what we need to focus on. We need to keep our focus always on God. That’s when we know we are in the right side of the battle. lol:)
      Blessings,
      Jan

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  3. Phyllis Lipford

    Love your post. Reminds me of a sermon my former Pastor preached before He passed away. He always taught us to maintain the gain and stay the course. There are so many things in our lives to throw us off track, but yes, we have to stay the course because our ultimate goal is to see Christ.

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Thank you so much Phyllis. Yes yes – our ultimate goal is getting closer and closer to Him… continuing to work on that. One step at a time.
      Blessings,
      Jan

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