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  • Writer's picturePastor Mark Farley

No Pain...No Gain

Maybe it's different for you, but I can honestly say that I do not enjoy pain of any kind in any form. I don't intentionally go looking for it but I have learned that when I do find myself in pain, there is either a lesson to be learned or an experience to grow from, IF I LOOK with a willing heart and open mind. 

Staying spiritually fit is hard work but the benefits are immense. Sobriety and Abstinence is not easy but the pains from gaining and maintaining it have brought me blessings far beyond what I deserve.

The same can be said for my journey to attain physical health and fitness. God gives us the pain inside of every challenge to encourage us to find the benefit He has for us. 

Check your experience... 

"If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through." Big Book pg 83 

Lord when we are in pain, please remind our hearts to seek the goodness we can gain from seeking Your will, AMEN. 

"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:2-4 

Have a blessed day y'all!

How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

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