Wow! It’s been two weeks since I last posted. Things are better since then. God is faithful, especially when we persevere. It has been two weeks of persevering. And the last week has been one of great blessing. My heart will choose to say, “Blessed be Your name!”
I want to share a verse with you that was given to me midweek. It’s brief but powerful to encourage.
Meditate on that for a bit. God knows all that you are doing for Him, whether it’s some great feeding of the poor or your faithful worship and intercession in your prayer closet. He knows. He records. He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
There is a good sigh in there for those of us who labor sometimes without seeing fruit. We sometimes are plowmen or sowers who never see what the reaper harvests. Still, God knows and records your faithfulness.
Immediately after that cool breeze of a verse, we get an encouraging exhortation, a piece of beef jerky, if you will, to chew on while you work.
So we hear, be encouraged and be diligent to the end. Imitate those around you who you see inheriting their promises. Why do they inherit? Because they persevere.
One more thought provoking verse. In Hebrews 11 we have the “Hall of Faith,” our spiritual forefathers who persevered. At the end of the chapter it says this:
What? These great men and women of faith that we look up to are only made complete in our faith. Seriously. We are carrying the torches they carried. It is a relay race, and we are responsible for our leg.
Persevere. Run. Persevere.