Journal Entry by Warren Mortomore

S – Scripture 2 Corinthians 4:9b (NLT)
‘We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.’

O – Observation
The Common English Bible says – We are knocked down, but we aren’t knocked out’
There are many times where we are discouraged and tempted to give up – give in. Apostle Paul says we are tempted to lose heart, we get knocked down, but his encouragement to us is to get back up, and keep going forward. – You may be down but with Jesus you are not out.

A – Application  
How do we do that? Paul goes on to say that we have a treasure – light within us – who is Jesus Christ. Our faith is in Him, He renews us inwardly, and we experience his strength and sustaining power. We don’t ignore our present hardships and problems, but we don’t keep looking or gazing at them, we keep looking ahead by faith to our future inheritance and home. We never lose sight that we are eternal beings, created for eternity with God.

P – Prayer
Lord I pray today for those who are feel knocked down, finding it hard to get back up. I pray for their faith to be strengthened, their hearts to be encouraged, their spirits refreshed and renewed, their hope restored. We may be knocked down, but we aren’t knocked out. Thank you Jesus that you have given us eternal life, so we keep our eyes on You!