Monday, February 25, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
                                                                Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

Sometimes it can feel very difficult to persevere.  The day got a rotten start.  Bad news came at some point in the day.  Drowsiness comes to us after a carb-filled lunch.  The workday ends with us having to run errands and finally get home to a messy house.  I don't know what all your day might be like at times.  But I know that things happen during a normal week that can bring us down and exhaust us.  So I can understand how it can feel difficult to persevere.

Two things come to mind.  One is that we're not alone.  The saints have gone before us and persevered the same (and even worse).  If they can do it, we can too.  They weren't super-human.  They were people just like you and me.  The second thing that comes to my mind is how they did it.  They did it by seeking solace in reading God's Word, by speaking to Him and allowing Jesus (through the power of the Holy Spirit) to comfort their hearts. 

With Christ comes a perseverance that is unexplainable because of the peace that he gives that passes all understanding.  Take Christ with you today, and bring the Scriptures with you as well.  When all seems lost, dive into them both and find your peace and your perseverance. 

In the love of Christ,


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