Revelations (3:11) I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
Endurance is the ability to withstand the race and run without ceasing. Giving everything that one has inside of them in pursuit of your God implanted vision. I have this idea that we as humans allow for deception to become a common place in our minds, that the enemy has figured out that all it takes is to mix a little truth with a little deception and boom we spend years of our lives in the wrong direction. Falsely identifying with mis-truths.
We as humans continually challenge the directions that God has planned for us to walk as Christians. I have heard this idea of “well I am better than I used to be.” Yes, that may be true but Christ did not die on the cross to make you better than you used to be. The truth is simple. We are left with this Christ-Like pursuit for our lives, but what does it look like? How does fit in to our 40 hour work week? If truth is simple and truth always wins out I decide to always be on the winning side. The word of God is the Truth, and my truth is to live as close to the example of Jesus as possible. Remember Jesus, the friend of sinners? Jesus the one who told the Scribes and Pharisees who wanted to stone the woman for adultery “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” Today I find myself analyzing each and every moment through this new found filter and view point that I never realized possible in my life, The mind of Christ I pray is what I can accurately describe this new found filter as. Although most days I fall gravely short of the mind Of Christ. The point is this the mind of Christ is continually my chief aim. Unapologetically I will spend each and every lasting breath I have left in this life pursuing the perfection of the mind of Christ.
All things considered where I have been and where the Lord is taking me now, I am constantly in at state of thankfulness. I am thankful that I do not have to be over ran with the weight of pride, for the image I was created in is perfect and complete lacking nothing.
John (7:12) “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Have you ever been lost on a road trip? Have you ever been lost and had the road map laying beside you and just refused to believe that the directions inside of the road map could actually take you turn by turn to your destination. One more time, the truth is simple. That is exactly how it has to look like to our Heavenly Father. He is begging us to please take the “Road map” to life and let his directions guide us turn by turn everyday.
Lord God, I pray that today is the day you bring your chosen children home. That we can rejoice in your presence for eternity. If today is not that day I thank you for the promises of your Holy Word, I praise your name for the hedge protection around my children and my family and all those that I hold dear to my heart. Thank you for your discernment and the ability to see things in the spiritual realm. – Amen
– Branson James