To be in something for the long haul means to commit to the cause.
Having a child is a 20-year challenge. Even longer when we take in college and emotional support after they leave home.
We’ve gotta commit to the long haul if we want our children to be the best they can be.
Investing in the stock market isn’t for the faint of heart. Warren Buffet, investment genius, bought Dexter Shoes in 1993, losing $3.5 billion on the deal. Still, Buffet has made billions in the investment market. He’s in it for the long haul, not for quick money.
Now for our spiritual connection. Are we in it for the long haul? Or do we turn and run when one bad thing happens to us?
John 11:25-26 reveals Jesus speaking to Martha. Lazarus has died, and Martha struggles to believe.
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’ ”
What in your life has fallen apart so badly that you feel it’s permanently dead?
- Your marriage? You feel there is no rescue.
- Your finances? You are broker than a shattered china plate.
- Your health? The doctor says there’s nothing else to be done.
Jesus says, “Hold on. Read my lips. I said it already, it’s in the Bible, and it’s still true. I am the resurrection and the life.”
Then Jesus holds up his hand and says, “Do you believe this?”
You should have chills up your spine by now. That’s Jesus talking. He’s offering you his power in whatever situation you are in.
When you accept salvation, Jesus is committed to you for the long haul. Turn to him. Trust him. He wants to be your resurrection and your life.
There is no death in Jesus, for he is our life and our salvation.
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