St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran
 Church 

330 Highland Drive
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Church Office: 708-754-4493

We go forward in Witness, Mercy, Life Together.


 
 
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 a.m.
(Both in-church and drive-in
opportunities will be
available EVERY Sunday)
 
Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays of the month
 
Sunday School & Youth Bible Study
9:00am - 9:45am
 

 

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Devotion of the Month

St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church
 DEVOTION OF THE MONTH

SEPTEMBER, 2021 

     
 

Get Up and Try Again

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

To succeed in life you need two things: 1) The right people. Sometimes the first step towards getting out of discouragement is finding somebody who can lift you. When you spend time with someone who is continually negative and full of despair about their life, you can come out of that conversation feeling negative and full of despair at your life too. The company you keep will either lift you up or pull you down. Paul wrote, ‘God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus’ (2 Corinthians 7:6). You need a Titus in your life, and you need to become a Titus to others. The Bible says, ‘Bear…one another’s burdens’ (Galatians 6:2). 2) The right perspective. Over half of all salespeople fail because they don’t go back a second or third time. About 58 per cent make one call and stop. Twenty-five per cent make two calls and stop. Fifteen per cent make three calls and stop. The 12 per cent who go back again and again and again make 80 per cent of all sales. That’s the group you belong in. Don’t settle for failure; get up and try again! God will work with you (see Philippians 1:6). Missionary and theologian E. Stanley Jones said, ‘When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.’ Refuse to accept defeat. Remember, you’ll be rewarded for what you finished, not for what you started. Sometimes the last key on the ring is the one that opens the door, so ask God for the strength to keep persevering until you win!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me never to give up but to remember how You persevered in all things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

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