Monday, October 24, 2005

Word for Today: Perservere

To endure, especially when encountering difficulty and trial. Whenever I hit a hard spot, and I've been hitting a few of those lately, I return to one of my favorite passages to meditate upon:

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perserverence the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so thatyou will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1-3

Hebrews 11, as I'm sure you know, is a list of all the OT saints. The beauty about them is that they were all a mess! God uses broken vessels to carry living water! Does that ever cease to amaze you? It doesn't me. We are broken...but usable.

The one word meditation for me today is "persevere." It will be my breath prayer as I seek the face of God. If you are limping, let me encourage you to join me in that prayer.

Have a great day! Keep the faith! I give thanks to God that despite my sin and struggles I remain:

Lost in Grace,
Marty
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