Monday, September 6, 2010

Patient Endurance

As I'm nearing the end of my Bible-in-a-year plan, I'm reading a lot of the book of Revelation. This particular book of the Bible is a mind-boggler for sure. It's amazing how much depth this book contains. It definitely requires reading with a discerning spirit! One phrase that has especially stood out to me these last couple of days is the words "patient endurance". Several times John tells us in the book of Revelation, "This calls for patient endurance." It was an eye-opener that got my mind going as I began to think about the many trials and tribulations that are now present, and those that are soon to come. Obviously, having patient endurance is a real key and plays a significant role in these things because the Lord repeatedly reminds us that we must patiently endure. Here is a quick excerpt from 2 Corinthians that gives an example of that which produces this "patient endurance":

"For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer." 2 Corinthians 1:5-7

However great or small, sufferings in this life will come.  Anyone who claims Christ Jesus as their Savior will in some way suffer for His name.  But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  (1 Corinthians 15:57)

"This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus." Revelation 14:12
 
It's my prayer that the Lord will provide me with the ability to endure patiently through all the things he has planned for my life. Without His help I know it is impossible... but with God ALL things are possible! ;)

PRAISE THE LORD ALL THE EARTH!

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love this post, Taylor. You are right - with God, anything is possible! What a wonderful thought! Thank you for writing this. Your blog is always so encouraging, sweet friend! :)

{LoVe and HuGs}
~ Lindsay <3

Eden said...

We're reading through the book of Revelation as a family too! I agree, it's so important that we patiently endure. Thanks for this reminder, Taylor! Have a blessed day!

Crista "Moriah" said...

Taylor,

That was a wonderful post...It really blessed me! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. :D

I'm new to your blog, and I can already tell that you and I share many similar intersts. It's great to find other bloggin' girls that are like minded with me. :)

Have a nice weekend.

Blessings!

Love your sister in Christ,
Moriah

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