Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)
During my darkest hours of oppression, I learned the meaning of perseverance. Through my thoughts, the enemy tore at the very core of my faith, my purpose, and my self-worth. At first, I had no control over the negative input. He hammered me continuously with all the wrong I’d done throughout my life. He told me I was unlovable and worthless. But somehow within that flood of lies, the Lord spoke the truth. He said He loved me with an everlasting love; with loving kindness He had drawn me to Him (Jeremiah 31:3). The Lord said He had plans for me and would give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He told me the truth would set me free (John 8:32). And it did. However …
…being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:11-12 NIV).
Writing a blog seems to be a test of my endurance. I’ve been at it for a long time, nearly ten years. My first attempt was way back before the easy pre-formatted type websites designed specifically for reader-writer interaction came along. View the Bible studies at Two Small Fish.
Through the years, I made plenty of mistakes…still do. I trip over typos and misused words. I sit on the “curb” and watch the sun shine. I…Oh look! Read More
Next week: S is for Strength. Read and mediate on Psalm 28:6-9