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Nevertheless

Posted: 05 Dec 2011 04:22 AM PST

I love that word.
I’m going to start using it more often.

I feel sluggish today.
Nevertheless, I’m going to get up and get going. Even if my progress is slow, I’m going to move forward.

I’m offended by what they said to me.
Nevertheless, I will choose to forgive, and refuse to become bitter. God’s done too much for me to stay stuck in this.

Nobody seems to appreciate what I’m doing right now.
Nevertheless, I’m going to serve God wholeheartedly. My reward comes from the Lord, and He sees, and He knows, and that’s enough.

And on and on.

The Bible is full of nevertheless statements. Just a few examples:

God loves His children with a nevertheless love:
Ezekiel 16:60
Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

Jesus calls us to follow Him with a nevertheless obedience:
Luke 5:5

And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

In Christ, we are called to a nevertheless faith:
Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

And on and on.

Add that adverb to your vocab today.
It sounds a little funny in our modern vernacular.
Nevertheless, there’s a lot of power in it.

Pastor Steven Furtick

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