Friday, June 26, 2015

Perseverance


Happy Friday, y'all! One of my recent memory verses was Hebrews 12:1-2. This verse has meant a lot to me. It's one of those verses that I feel you can take apart, sentence by sentence (like Philippians 4:6) and truly meditate on it…relate it to the events currently going on in your life. Verses like this one are the ones I find myself reciting throughout the day. It's such a great comfort knowing that we always have God's promises to lean on. 

Why has this verse meant a lot to me? Well, you know that great feeling you get after completing a task? One that you didn't think you could complete? Or maybe one that took forever to complete? The rewarding feeling of accomplishment that comes after is great! It's one thing to have a to-do on your to-do list (fun or tedious). It's another to have to face something you've been worrying about for a while. But that's life! As Heather Lindsey always reminds, each season has it's trials and rewards. I've taken this verse apart. I love what it says about "running with perseverance the race marked out for us," but what I love even more is knowing that we are to fix our eyes on Jesus...the "pioneer and perfecter of faith." As I was saying how verses, such as this one, are ones I love to recite throughout the day, I believe this is a way to fix our eyes on Jesus as we run this crazy race of life. As you go throughout your day, pray to Him, remind yourself of His promises, and fix your eyes on Jesus. Our days are in His hands, and if we walk closely with Him, we will see His light for the race marked out for us.

What verses bring you encouragement on a daily basis? 

4 comments:

  1. The Scripture verse that often comes to me is Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God." So many days I feel rushed and pulled in different directions, and I begin to feel frazzled and frustrated. Then those words enter my mind like a comforting whisper in my ear. I am able to take a deep breath and relax as I remember that God is with me and in control, and I suddenly feel at peace. Some days I need to repeat those words like a mantra, but they do get me through the most hectic days.

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  2. One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "Plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." We have a picture frame in our den with this verse. It is a comfort and an inspiration.

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