Perseverance

This word barely exists today. Disposable is the norm. Experiences, people, jobs, all disposable. I have been thrown out too so I know from experience. People use and then throw out when something suits them better. As such, and detesting ever being like everyone else, perseverance is what I want then. I never want to think so highly of myself that I throw someone away to benefit myself. Ever. I refuse. I will persevere in whatever condition I find myself to benefit those in my path. They will come first. They will benefit from my efforts. In the Bible, that is called “faithfulness” or “longsuffering”, a fruit of the Spirit. God is full of grace and faithfulness/perseverance. He is rich with it. When I ask Him for some, He freely and lovingly gives it to me and I have renewed energy for whatever happens at any given moment. It is beautiful! God is good! ❤❤❤

Hebrews 10:30-39

Hebrews 10:30. “For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 38. And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

 “And now, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the Lord’s teaching will continue to spread quickly and that people will give honor to that teaching, just as happened with you.  And pray that we will be protected from stubborn and evil people, because not all people believe. But the Lord is faithful and will give you strength and will protect you from the Evil One.  The Lord makes us feel sure that you are doing and will continue to do the things we told you.  May the Lord lead your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s patience.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Hebrews 12:1

“Follow Jesus’ Example We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.” – Hebrews 12:1

Oh The Many Mistakes I Can Make in A Day

If I were Dr. Seuss, I would write a book for grown ups entitled, “Oh The Many Mistakes I Can Make in A Day”. It would go something like this…

Oh the many mistakes I can make in a day
Carpet is dirty, house in disarray,
The water is boiling away on the stove
For I’ve only two arms to have and to hold.
The children have vanished and monkeys remain
And I am starting to hate someone calling my name.
One more bill auto paid, making me twitch
The neighbor comes over and is such a … Nice cat lady.
So, what can I do making mistakes right and left?
Throw in the towel on the pile with the rest?
Or maybe just take a badzoodler break
And wrap up my crazy with wafflaburg eggs?
Or perhaps there is something, a little to do
That won’t leave me playing a loony kazoo.
Perhaps my forefathers, who had it quite rough
Knew what they were doing with this praying stuff.
What’s the worst that could happen? Maybe you can say?
Well, I’ll take my chances and bow down and pray.

Just something I was thinking about tonight. Have a fabulous day, mistakes and all. Mistakes up to now in part, in mutual part with your successes, made you the uniquely strong person you are today, and so I am thankful for mine and yours too. We’re all in this together. 🙂