4/10 Persevere

James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres….receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Trails make you want to quit. This is true in any endeavor. In many things, the ramification of quitting are minimal and the venture is generally optional. When speaking of spiritual things in Christ much more is at stake.

Yes, there is much to be gained in Christ through trails yet more is at stake. The crown of life is at stake. Some have contended this doesn’t mean eternal life but this is due to their major theological bias. It is eternal life and even if it weren’t’ there are plenty of scriptures indicating persevering to the end is required for salvation. I’ll leave that study to you the reader.

Preserve and be saved and those who love him will. Determine to hold on and cling to him in His divine call on your life, especially through difficulties.

Plan in meditation and prayer to persevere in the next trial, because it is coming ready or not. Develop a spiritual kata as follows to use before the storm hits. Jesus is with you, he loves you and you can trust him. He is doing something wonderful in your life whether you see it or not.

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