The Fountain Day 365: Reward of perseverance

For some reason, I can’t get past the idea of perseverance right now.  It seems to be heavy on God’s heart.  I don’t believe it’s a word just for me…I believe it’s for all of us.

It’s a Biblical principle that perseverance carries a reward.

“Because you have obeyed My command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.  I am coming soon.  Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.  All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of My God, and they will never have to leave it.  And I will write on them the name of My God, and they will be citizens in the city of My God- the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God.  And I will also write on them My new name. “  “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.”                      Revelation 3:10-13

If we persevere, He will protect us from the time of great testing.  Oh Lord, yes, protect me and mine. 

If that is a reward of perseverance, then I believe it’s fully worth it, don’t you?

Giving up is the same as forgetting why you are persevering…it’s for Him.  Here we are again at the concept and reality that our eyes must remain faithfully on Jesus.  In Him we find all we need to persevere…and He is our prize. 

Praise the Lord!

So, simply persevere and during this time of darkness and conflict, you will remain protected.  Persevere when life hands you a surprising blow of disappointment.  Persevere when you are questioned, provoked, or attacked for your faith.  Persevere because you know that Jesus did, so you can too.

Come Lord Jesus, fill our hearts with resilience.  Establish us all in Your Spirit.  Give us the grace to hold fast and persevere.  Bless our path.  Give us strength to stand for You.  You are our only Hope, but that’s such a good thing.  Pulse into our hearts and be our life blood.  Let Your heart beat over us so fiercely that we feel calm in all things.  Steady in all things.  Hopeful in all things.  Loved in all things.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  Romans 8:18-21