Endure is a word I have thought about lately. I have been thinking about it since before the new year even started. It is the word that describes a life of faith and puts the focus on our choice to persevere one day at a time and year after year. To endure is where our faith comes fully alive.
Yes, I pray that our faith will endure and that our walk will endure. I pray that we will run this race well and that we will diligently persevere and stay the course.
Stumbling and getting back up, falling but standing strong again.
Endure through loss,
Endure through disappointment.
Endure through uncertainty,
Tried and tested but proven.
Endure in our Bible reading and in our prayer life.
Endure in having a more giving heart and being intentional with our time.
Endure in our relationships with people and being attentive to all around us.
I pray with utmost sincerity that we will endure in trusting the Lord with all our heart. This will make all the difference between coasting and living out a faith that is fully alive.
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
By Kathy Cheek
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