James: Chapter 1 verse 3-4
Because you know that
the testing of your faith
Perseverance must finish its work
so that you may be
mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
Reading this we can see that we need to persevere, whatever the task is before us we must press on, we must not give up. Whatever work we have to do today or whatever trouble or concerns are with us, we must persevere for Jesus sake, so that even today we can become that bit more mature in Christ.
Taken from book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
So there we are…….what are we trying to do today that is an effort for us to do or to complete. We must not give in to those thoughts – that is all too hard.
If we are a Christian we can pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help us. He is our helper and comforter. But remember this although Jesus knows our needs, God our Heavenly Father will not do the work for us. He likes us to ask His help.
Yes, He does help us but not always in the way that we would like, because somethings we ask for that we would like to do are not possibly the best at that particular time of asking.
But we must persevere – when we persevere with whatever it is, we are becoming more mature.
Then just think……what a joy it is when we have overcome and completed the task that we thought was too hard for us.
Even simple tasks seem like a mountain sometimes but – if we take one step at a time we can overcome – that is perseverance I believe.
As Christians we are to persevere, especially if we are called to work in the Kingdom of God while we are on this earth.
Let us work with the Joy of The Lord Today. Amen.
* God Bless You Have a lovely Day Today *