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No timeouts?

(04.22.21 – Doing Your Best! – – 2 Thessalonians 3:13)



My friend, may I ask you a question? When there are moments in your life when doing good seems arduous and tedious, does God give you and I the ability to take a "time-out" when it comes to doing that good?

My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.

I'm M. Clifford Brunner.



The Bible tells us to never tire of doing good. I don't think any of us would argue with that. We are here, on this earth, to do good and not evil. Nonetheless, the "never tire" part is sometimes tough to take. The will to do the good is there; it's the not tiring part that is sometimes lacking. In the course of this ministry at This Passing Day there have been times when I've gotten, tired of doing good; especially when that good is repetitive and the consistent result is either inconsistent or not good at all. I had a counseling case a number of years ago with a young man who had a problem accepting the Bible as the whole Word of God. It just seemed to him that, perhaps, there was more hidden knowledge somewhere that was being overlooked. Over time my not being able to convince him to the contrary became vexing. I must admit, there was a moment when doing good seemed awful tedious.

Does God give you and I the ability to take a "time-out" when it comes to doing good?

Here's a story: Jarrette Schule owns some property in Comal County, Texas. It was while he was cutting some trees on that semi-remote piece of property that Schule came across something that looked like a missile launcher. Actually, it was a missile launcher, its identity being determined by the words on the side of the weapon that said, "Guided Missile and Launcher, Surface Attack." Sure enough, Schule had found a Dragon surface-to-surface missile. It's the kind of missile, which, when a soldier points it at an enemy's tank, it makes the tank and the enemy, go away. Being a good citizen, Schule tried to turn the missile in to the authorities. That's when his story got interesting. Schule called the FBI; the FBI didn't want it. He called Homeland Security. They didn't want it. He called the sheriff and every agency he could think of. He talked to the military police at Fort Sam Houston. Nobody wanted the weapon. Finally, and at long last, Schule's request was passed on to an Army criminal investigator who, along with an ordinance disposal team from Lackland Air Force Base, picked up the weapon that was, at that point in time, sitting on Schule's dining room table. (Ken Klaus)

Schule didn't get tired of trying to do the right thing, and we shouldn't either. After all, we have a Savior who in spite of being hated, mocked, misunderstood, and rejected, still gave Himself as the ransom that buys our forgiveness and earns our salvation. In short, we have a Savior who didn't tire of doing the right thing. It is an example we should follow. It's the right thing to do and more importantly; it's the Christian thing to do. When it comes to doing good, there are no "time-outs." We need to keep up the effort and let God get the results.


We pray. Heavenly Father, thank You God that we have a Savior who in spite of being hated, mocked, misunderstood, and rejected, still gave Himself as the ransom that buys our forgiveness and earns our salvation. We have a Savior who didn't tire of doing the right thing. Lord, sometimes we just get tired of doing the good we know deep-down You have given us to do. Life and its pleasures and responsibilities often intervene. Following the example of our Savior, though. we know it's the right thing to do and more importantly; it's the Christian thing to do. When it comes to doing good, there are no "time-outs." We need to keep up the effort and let God get the results. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!


Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

If you have a special prayer request, please send your request to ”This Passing Day!”


<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

No timeouts?

(04.22.21 – Doing Your Best! – – 2 Thessalonians 3:13)



My friend, may I ask you a question? When there are moments in your life when doing good seems arduous and tedious, does God give you and I the ability to take a "time-out" when it comes to doing that good?

My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.

I'm M. Clifford Brunner.



The Bible tells us to never tire of doing good. I don't think any of us would argue with that. We are here, on this earth, to do good and not evil. Nonetheless, the "never tire" part is sometimes tough to take. The will to do the good is there; it's the not tiring part that is sometimes lacking. In the course of this ministry at This Passing Day there have been times when I've gotten, tired of doing good; especially when that good is repetitive and the consistent result is either inconsistent or not good at all. I had a counseling case a number of years ago with a young man who had a problem accepting the Bible as the whole Word of God. It just seemed to him that, perhaps, there was more hidden knowledge somewhere that was being overlooked. Over time my not being able to convince him to the contrary became vexing. I must admit, there was a moment when doing good seemed awful tedious.

Does God give you and I the ability to take a "time-out" when it comes to doing good?

Here's a story: Jarrette Schule owns some property in Comal County, Texas. It was while he was cutting some trees on that semi-remote piece of property that Schule came across something that looked like a missile launcher. Actually, it was a missile launcher, its identity being determined by the words on the side of the weapon that said, "Guided Missile and Launcher, Surface Attack." Sure enough, Schule had found a Dragon surface-to-surface missile. It's the kind of missile, which, when a soldier points it at an enemy's tank, it makes the tank and the enemy, go away. Being a good citizen, Schule tried to turn the missile in to the authorities. That's when his story got interesting. Schule called the FBI; the FBI didn't want it. He called Homeland Security. They didn't want it. He called the sheriff and every agency he could think of. He talked to the military police at Fort Sam Houston. Nobody wanted the weapon. Finally, and at long last, Schule's request was passed on to an Army criminal investigator who, along with an ordinance disposal team from Lackland Air Force Base, picked up the weapon that was, at that point in time, sitting on Schule's dining room table. (Ken Klaus)

Schule didn't get tired of trying to do the right thing, and we shouldn't either. After all, we have a Savior who in spite of being hated, mocked, misunderstood, and rejected, still gave Himself as the ransom that buys our forgiveness and earns our salvation. In short, we have a Savior who didn't tire of doing the right thing. It is an example we should follow. It's the right thing to do and more importantly; it's the Christian thing to do. When it comes to doing good, there are no "time-outs." We need to keep up the effort and let God get the results.


We pray. Heavenly Father, thank You God that we have a Savior who in spite of being hated, mocked, misunderstood, and rejected, still gave Himself as the ransom that buys our forgiveness and earns our salvation. We have a Savior who didn't tire of doing the right thing. Lord, sometimes we just get tired of doing the good we know deep-down You have given us to do. Life and its pleasures and responsibilities often intervene. Following the example of our Savior, though. we know it's the right thing to do and more importantly; it's the Christian thing to do. When it comes to doing good, there are no "time-outs." We need to keep up the effort and let God get the results. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!


Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

If you have a special prayer request, please send your request to ”This Passing Day!”


<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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