“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 NIV Read full chapter
Persevere: to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement (Dictionary.com)
With Love, Cindy
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As I walked along the cornfield, it was as if the corn was alive. I watched the acres of leaves moving back and forth in the breeze and I was mesmerized. The beauty of nature often takes my thoughts to the Lord and His Word.
This particular morning I was walking Henry and Bella. I noticed how different they are. Bella meanders. She takes forever to walk to the end of the sidewalk. I’m convinced that if she actually attempted to go somewhere, she would eventually end up right where she started! (Remember this later.)
Henry is another story. He runs everywhere he goes! He is one determined pup!
It made me think about my commitment to God. How am I “running the race”?
The writer of Hebrews said, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us …” Hebrews 12:1
Am I meandering along like Bella, or am I running like Henry?
Paul said, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24
This verse inspires me to earnestly embrace the mission (ministry) God has given me. (To run harder than anyone else!)
Whatever God calls us to do, it will require perseverance. Let’s start running!
For we are God’s handiwork, createdinChristJesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10