Perseverance

Dedicating

I wanted to write something, but I did not have a subject material.

And, so asked wifey for one.

She came back and said to write on perseverance.

 

Outline

  1. Inspiration
    • Someone in mind
    • No Inspiration
    • Uproot People
  2. Spirituality
    • Eternity in Mind
  3. Heart
  4. Community
  5. Happy
  6. There is a person
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Glory of his name

Inspiration

Someone in Mind

Here I am just laying down.

It is Friday night.

And, thinking of some of the ingredients that are needed for perseverance.

I think one needs inspiration.

The main thing is a person one looks up to.

Do you have people you look up to?

 

No Inspiration

If you are not inspired, it is likely you do not have anyone you look up to.

 

Uproot People

Please uproot people that are trying to model, teach, and lead you wrong.

 

Spirituality

Eternity in Mind

Please keep eternity in mind.

Our time here on earth is so little.

If we play it well, we stand to see and live in eternity.

 

Heart

Family, please look over your heart.

Here are some scriptures:-

  1. Matthew
    • Matthew 12:34 [ Link ]
      For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
  2. Luke
    • Luke 6:45 [ Link ]
      The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
  3. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 4:23 [ Link ]
      Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
    • Proverbs 10:11 [ Link ]
      The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
    • Proverbs 21:2 [ Link ]
      All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart.
    • Proverbs 24:12 [ Link ]
      if you say, “Look, we did not know this”— does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it? And will he not repay all according to their deeds?

 

Community

Please invest in good communities.

Put more in, than you take out.

Connect good people with each other.

When you find out some of the people are not so good, please pull them aside, and show them the errors of their way.

The spirit of the Living God will show you those who can not be turned around.

 

Happy

Please, be happy.

Find people that make you happy.

Find things that make you happy.

 

 

There is a Person

For all of life’s ills, there is a person that God has anointed to make it bearable and manageable for you.

Pray that God shows that person to you and that you are transparent with and to that person.

 

Forgiveness

When you need to ask for forgiveness, please ask for it.

Here are some scriptures:-

  1. Matthew 5:23-24 ( Link )
    • So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar. First, go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.…

So here goes the Spirit of God saying that “Yes, you want to do good.  You have an offering in mind and you have come to the altar of God”.

But, as you face your God in Heaven, he is saying, he is insisting spend a little time, and have him reveal to you, the wrongs on your pathway that might stand in the way of your sacrifice.

 

Glory of His Name

 

I really like these verses in Malachi, Malachi 1:9-11 ( Link )

…“But ask now for God’s favor. Will He be gracious? Since this has come from your hands, will He show you favor?” asks the LORD of Hosts.  “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would no longer kindle useless fires on My altar! I take no pleasure in you,” says the LORD of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.  For My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets...”

 

Thoughts

  1. Pleasure in You
    • He has a heart with feelings
    • Confessionally, he is open and bearing a hurt
    • With an open and a hurting hurt, he is stating we are not pleasing him
  2. Bought Pleasure
    • God’s favor is not to be brought
  3. Reciprocity
    • His acceptance of our sacrifices is founded on reciprocity
    • And, he is not greedy to accept those sacrifices when he knows he is not prepared to give us anything in return
  4. Shut Doors
    • In the words of Prophet Malachi, he is saying he wishes one of us can take the initiative and shut the temple’s door
    • And, if he asked why, he/she will have a contemplative word from our heavenly father

 

Family

Please do everything and each thing, bearing a single weigh.

Does this bring Glory to his name?

In Joy, in hurt, please persevere

 

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